Trump: Clintons 'control' the Justice Department

Trump: Clintons 'control' the Justice Department
© Greg Nash

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE on Thursday accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote MORE and her husband, former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBipartisan infrastructure win shows Democrats must continue working across the aisle Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' Biden rolls dice by getting more aggressive on vaccines 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.