Trump: Clintons 'control' the Justice Department

Trump: Clintons 'control' the Justice Department
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE on Thursday accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState polling problematic — again 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet 'Unmasking' Steele dossier source: Was confidentiality ever part of the deal? MORE and her husband, former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson Clinton2020 Democratic Party platform endorses Trump's NASA moon program Davis: My recommendation for vice president on Biden ticket Pelosi: Trump trying 'to suppress the vote' with attacks on mail-in ballots MORE, of controlling the Justice Department and said they made an offer to Attorney General Loretta Lynch to avoid prosecution for Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. 

"They control, incredibly, the Department of Justice. And they even secretly meet with the attorney general of the United States in the back of her airplane while on the runway," Trump, the Republican nominee for president, said of the Clintons during a fiery speech in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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“They met for 39 minutes, most likely it was to discuss her reappointment in a Clinton administration as the attorney general, just prior to making a decision over whether or not to prosecute Hillary Clinton,” Trump said. “That’s what happened, that’s called real life, and that’s pretty sad."

Bill Clinton's meeting with Lynch on an Arizona runway — which Hillary Clinton’s campaign described as a chance encounter between friends — sparked a political firestorm. 

Republicans denounced the meeting and demanded that Lynch recuse herself from the email case. Both Lynch and Bill Clinton said in the days after the meeting that they regretted it but denied discussing the investigation.

During the speech, which mainly centered on rebutting the four women who have accused him of unwanted touching, Trump portrayed the Clintons as part of the rigged global machine working to keep his campaign down.