WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of bribing Attorney General Loretta Lynch following a report that said Clinton would consider keeping Lynch if she’s elected president.
“It’s a bribe!” Trump declared at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tuesday, hours after the FBI said it wouldn’t recommend charges against Clinton over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Trump was referring to a story in The New York Times that quoted “Democrats close to” Clinton saying she may decide to rehire Lynch.
Trump says Lynch may have believed that, if she let Clinton off the hook, she’d have four more years on the job.
Trump says, “It’s a disgrace, it’s a disgrace!”
Trump also says the FBI’s decision not to recommend criminal charges against Clinton is the greatest example yet that the system is “rigged.”
Trump says Clinton put the “entire country in danger” and insists she was likely hacked.
“Her judgment is horrible,” Trump says, adding, “She will be such a lousy president, folks.”
Trump also had harsh words for President Barack Obama, arguing he should be at the White House working to defeat Islamic State militants and dealing with other issues instead of joining Clinton on the campaign trail, as he did in North Carolina earlier Tuesday.
He says Obama seems to be having too much fun, adding, “it’s like a carnival act.”