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Trump: Clinton email controversy ‘terrible for our country’

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Thursday that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal is undermining her own 2016 White House bid.

{mosads}“It’s hard to believe she’s even talking about running for president,” he said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”

“You wouldn’t believe it is possible after what she’s done,” Trump said of Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of State. “What she did is totally illegal.”

“The whole thing is terrible for our country,” the New York business mogul added.

Reports emerged on Wednesday that hackers traced to Russia had tried breaching Clinton’s private email server.

Trump said on Thursday that Clinton would have had better privacy using a government email account, disputing the former first lady’s arguments.

“She wanted total privacy for whatever reason,” Trump said. “She would have had more privacy the other way.”

Trump predicted on Thursday that the former first lady would not face any criminal charges for using the device, however.

“I think they probably won’t indict her,” he said, referencing the FBI’s probe of the server.

“The attorney general is from New York, and I believe is a good friend of Hillary’s,” Trump said. “It’s pure politics and it’s Democrats.”

Trump also wondered if a GOP candidate winning the White House in 2016 would lead to more accountability for Clinton’s actions.

“What’s interesting is, if you get a Republican in, would they go after her?” he asked.

Controversy over Clinton’s email server is gradually eroding the Democratic presidential front-runner’s support across multiple national polls.

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