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Trump accuses Clinton of running a ‘criminal enterprise’

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Donald Trump unleashed a new barrage of attacks against Hillary Clinton in a blistering speech on Thursday, accusing his Democratic presidential rival of running a “criminal enterprise” and saying her policies have spread terrorism around the world.

Speaking from a teleprompter ahead of a speech on education in Cleveland, Trump accused Clinton and her family of a litany of scandals and crimes.

“She put the country, and I mean the entire country, at risk to cover up her pay-for-play scandals as secretary of State,” Trump said. “These include scandals of giving uranium to Russia, doing favors for UBS bank, and selling contracts to friends and family in Haiti. It’s all about hiding criminal enterprise.”

Trump hammered Clinton over the FBI’s recently released notes from its investigation of her use of a private email server. Investigators found that the former secretary of State and her aides had deleted thousands of emails and destroyed some of the devices she used.

“As part of her criminal cover-up … Hillary Clinton’s staff deleted and digitally bleached, which is acid clean, her emails after receiving a Congressional subpoena, that’s after receiving, not before,” Trump said. “She gets a subpoena from the U.S. Congress and she deletes and bleaches. She also and her staff destroyed some of her 13 phones, but this time with a hammer. I’ve never done that.” 

And Trump ripped Clinton for being unable to answer certain questions posed by the FBI and for claiming to not have known that the “(C)” marking meant an email was classified. 

“She was interviewed by the FBI. She claimed she couldn’t remember important events 39 times,” Trump said. “She couldn’t remember whether she was trained on handling classified information, didn’t remember anything about it. So if she really didn’t remember, that’s a problem, and if she did remember, that’s a problem. She even said she didn’t know what the letter C stood for.”

“All the while as Hillary and Bill raked in millions of dollars from special interests, the world was falling apart,” Trump said. 

The GOP nominee pivoted from Clinton’s controversies to attacking her policies as secretary of State, saying she had “unleashed ISIS [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria], spread terrorism, and put Iran on a path to nuclear weapons.”

Clinton, in turn, has ramped up her rhetoric against Trump, saying that ISIS wants him to be elected president and warning that he’s too erratic and unfit to be commander in chief.

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