Trump attacks ‘sneak' meeting between Clinton, Lynch

Trump attacks ‘sneak' meeting between Clinton, Lynch
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE on Thursday claimed that this week’s “sneak” between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonDemocratic governors fizzle in presidential race Israel should resist Trump's efforts to politicize support Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona MORE is one of the largest scandals of the year.  

“I just think it’s so terrible. I think it so horrible,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said on Mike Gallagher’s radio show.

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“I think it’s ... one of the big stories of this week, of this month, of this year.”

“It was really a sneak,” Trump added. “It was really something that they didn’t want publicized, as I understand it.”

The roughly 30-minute meeting, which Lynch has described as purely social, is evidence of the “rigged system,” Trump claimed.

“I’ve been talking about the rigged system, how it’s rigged,” he said. “And you know, this is terrible, and nobody can understand why nothing’s happened.”

Lynch has defended the meeting, which occurred when she and the former president crossed paths at the Phoenix international airport. Lynch and her husband talked to Clinton about golf, their grandchildren and other pleasantries, she said.

But critics on both sides of the aisle quickly raised concerns of impropriety, because of the federal investigation connected to Clinton’s wife, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces DHS cyber agency to prioritize election security, Chinese threats ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump MORE, and the private email server she used while in office.

For Lynch, the criticism builds on questions about whether she can remain neutral while overseeing the probe. Despite pleas from some Republicans, the Justice Department has so far declined to appoint a special prosecutor for the case.

In his interview on Thursday, Trump indicated that the Monday meeting was going to haunt both the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration.

“You see a thing like this and, even in terms of judgment, how bad of judgment is it for him — or for her — to do this?” he said. “And I see it’s a massive story now. It’s all over.”

"Even the liberal media’s making it a big story, which is shocking to me because it’s so out of bounds."