Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' MORE on Tuesday accused Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Ex-Clinton aide: Dems should make 2020 'about integrity' Trump mounts Rust Belt defense MORE of attempting to bribe Attorney General Loretta Lynch.


During a rally in Raleigh, N.C., Trump falsely claimed that Clinton had announced that she would consider keeping Lynch on as attorney general if she is elected.

“She said today that we may consider the attorney general to go forward,” he said Tuesday evening, noting that Lynch headed the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of State. “That’s like a bribe isn’t it? Isn’t that sort of a bribe?”

“It’s a bribe. It’s a disgrace,” he added.

On Sunday, The New York Times cited unidentified Democrats who said that Clinton would consider retaining Lynch if elected, but the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has not publicly confirmed the report.

In a statement released hours after the FBI's decision, Trump, the likely Republican nominee, said the investigation’s results were politically motivated, pointing to former President Bill Clinton’s meeting with Lynch last week.

He also noted that the FBI interviewed Clinton over a holiday weekend, a point he brought up again at his Tuesday night rally.  

There, he hit at President Obama for campaigning with Clinton the same day FBI Director James Comey announced the bureau would not recommend prosecuting Clinton over the email controversy.