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

Comedian Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherBill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 The Hill's Morning Report — Biden steadies in third debate as top tier remains the same Bill Maher presses Joe Walsh over past remarks: 'You were a leader of the anti-Obama nutcase caucus' MORE went after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico 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 CuomoSuper PAC head spars with CNN's Cuomo over Ocasio-Cortez ad Nadler: Impeachment inquiry a 'made-up term' but it's essentially 'what we are doing' CNN climate town hall finishes last in viewers among cable news broadcasts 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 MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal 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.”