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

Comedian Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherRight wing's new-found love for satire and the 'It is only a joke" defense Juan Williams: Biden and Manchin are 2021's most influential politicians What must never be asked about COVID-19 and vaccines — nor ever revealed MORE went after President TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBen Affleck: Republicans 'want to dodge the consequences for their actions' through gerrymandering Republican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema 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 CuomoChris CuomoThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden discusses Ukraine with Putin 61 percent indicate CNN was right to remove Cuomo: poll Here's who should (and should not) replace Chris Cuomo at CNN 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) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG 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.”