Bill Maher: Hillary Clinton 'committed obstruction of justice' but Trump did so 'in much worse fashion'

Comedian Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherMaher hits back at Tlaib: Does she 'want to boycott 93 percent of her own party?' Juan Williams: Democrats finally hit Trump where it hurts World Jewish Congress condemns Tlaib for suggesting boycott of Bill Maher's show MORE went after President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Polls flash warning signs for Trump Polls suggest Sanders may be underestimated 10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall MORE on Monday night, saying both “committed obstruction of justice” but Trump did so “in much worse fashion.”

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Maher told CNN host Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Trump complains of Republicans defending CNN's Cuomo over 'Fredo' video: 'We never learn!' Trump campaign starts selling 'Fredo Unhinged' T-shirt after viral Cuomo video MORE “there’s a lot of reasons why the Democrats lost,” with many of them surrounding Clinton being “a terrible candidate.”

“She committed obstruction of justice” by “smashing up phones and hard drives,” Maher said, adding, “Now, Trump did, I think, in much worse fashion.”

Clinton came under fire for the use of a private email server while secretary of State. Dozens of Democratic lawmakers have accused Trump of obstruction of justice in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Maher added the media “over-covered” the Clinton email scandal, noting he believes the coverage affected the 2016 election. 

“They over-covered it,” he said. “They beat it to death.”

Ultimately, Maher said he doesn't trust the media ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

"We don't live in the era of news division as loss-leaders like we used to," Maher said. "The news division didn't use to have to make a profit. Then, that changed ... and in that atmosphere, they're going to be looking for eyeballs. That's going to be the most important thing, it's getting people to click, getting people to watch."

He added, “I don’t trust the media. If that’s the question, that’s my answer.”