Cinton knocks Trump while rallying Dems: 'The president degrades the rule of law'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE on Tuesday blasted her 2016 White House rival, President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE, while seeking to rally Democrats in the final weeks before the November midterm elections.

"Our democracy is in crisis. The president degrades the rule of law, spreads corruption, and discredits truth. Over the next three weeks, we all have a chance to turn back the tide," Clinton wrote in a series of tweets urging followers to register to vote and get involved in voter turnout efforts in their areas.

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee has often exchanged criticisms with Trump during his presidency.

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Clinton wrote in a new afterward for her book, "What Happened," published in The Atlantic last month that "our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege" and that Trump had undermined the "national unity that makes democracy possible."

Trump, meanwhile, has also repeatedly attacked Clinton since the 2016 election, frequently claiming that the FBI and Justice Department should investigate Clinton rather than possible collusion between his campaign and Russia during the election.

Clinton's comments Tuesday also come after she said last week that "civility can start again" in the United States only if Democrats win back the House or the Senate in next month's midterms.

Clinton said "you cannot be civil with" the Republican Party because it "wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about."

She faced criticism from some over her remarks, including North Dakota Sen. Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampOvernight Energy: Trump taps ex-oil lobbyist Bernhardt to lead Interior | Bernhardt slams Obama officials for agency's ethics issues | Head of major green group steps down Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary On The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction MORE (D), who is running for reelection in a state won by Trump in 2016.