Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is disqualified to seek the highest office in the US in the wake of new documents released by FBI in email corruption scandal, her rival Donlad Trump has said.
“The new revelations about Hillary Clinton from the just-released FBI documents make more clear than ever that she fails to meet the minimum standard for running for public office. If she applied for a low-level job at the State Department today she couldn’t even get a security clearance,” Trump said at an election rally in North Carolina.
“Her conduct is disqualifying,” Trump said as he listed out his allegations against Clinton in the wake of the FBI report .
Emboldened by latest poll, which indicates that he has eliminated the popularity gap with the former Secretary of State, Trump said it is clear from the FBI report that Hillary Clinton lied about her handling of confidential information.
She repeatedly told the country that she understood the classified system, then she told the FBI she didn’t understand that the letter “C” meant confidential in the documents she emailed, he said.
“On 39 separate occasions she said she couldn’t recall details about her mishandling of classified information, and she couldn’t even name one step she took to make sure foreign hackers couldn’t get into her server. Keep in mind, that her insecure emails included emails about the drone program,” Trump said.
“It’s also clear from the FBI report that Hillary Clinton and her top aides knowingly destroyed evidence and covered-up their actions. After her private server was revealed last March, her staff deleted all the emails and wiped it clean using a software designed to prevent any recovery, called BleachBit,” he said.
“They used hammers to destroy phones so they couldn’t’t be turned over later – and by the way, who uses 12 different phones in 4 years? The only people who use that many phones are usually involved in very, very shady activity,” Trump said.
“People who have nothing to hide don’t smash phones with hammers. People who have nothing to hide don’t bleach their emails, or destroy evidence to keep it from being publicly archived as required under federal law,” he said.
The billionaire from New York alleged that Clinton failed to turn over thousands of documents, then tried to shield her criminal conduct by having her chief-of-staff declare herself to be Hillary Clinton’s private attorney.
“Hillary and her top aides told the FBI and others in related lawsuits that they couldn’t recall or remember key facts hundreds of different times – and that’s in addition to the guy who set up the server pleading the 5th. No one takes all the risks Hillary Clinton took unless they are trying to cover up massive crimes,” he said.
“Hillary Clinton was using the State Department to dole out special favours and access to her friends and donors. It’s called pay-for-play. One example of pay-for-play is what the Clinton’s did in Haiti. But while Haiti has suffered, the Clintons and their pals have cashed in,” he said.
Meanwhile, Trump alleged that Hillary Clinton is using African Americans as a vote bank and said the African-American community has been hit worst by the policies of Clinton.
“One of the groups in America that have been harmed the most by Hillary Clinton’s policies are African-Americans. She sees them only as votes, not as people worthy of a better future,” Trump said.
“Many African-Americans have succeeded so greatly in this country, we will honour and protect their achievements. That includes lowering taxes for our small business owners to fifteen percent. But millions of African-Americans in our inner cities remain trapped in poverty, joblessness and failing schools,” he said.
“The Democratic Party has run the inner cities for fifty, sixty, seventy years and more,” he said adding that 4 in 10 African-American children in poverty, including 45 per cent of those under the age of six.
“58 per cent of African-American youth are not working. 2,900 people have been shot in Chicago since the beginning of the year. Nationwide, African-Americans are nearly 60 per cent of the murder victims under the age of 22,” he said.
“This is a national crisis – and anybody who fails to understand that is not fit to seek the Presidency of the US.
“To those suffering in crime and poverty, I say: give Donald J Trump a chance. What do you have to lose by embracing our platform of change? We are going to bring back your jobs, rebuild your cities, and give parents and students school choice. I will never, ever, ever take you for granted,” Trump said.
“We are going to push a new Civil Rights agenda. We believe every American has the right to a safe community, a great education and government that protects their jobs,” he said.
Trump said, if elected, he will fight for Detroit, for Chicago, for Baltimore, and for every neglected part of this nation.
“I will fight to bring us all together as One American People,” he said.
“Imagine what we our country could accomplish if we started working together as One People, under One God, saluting One Flag. It is time to break with the bitter failures of the past, and to embrace a New American Future.
In this future, we will respect the dignity of all Americans – and that means great jobs, great schools, and great neighbourhoods,’ he said.
“We will keep our children safe – which requires secure borders, a strong military, and supporting law enforcement,” Trump said.