Posted: 6:08 pm Friday, September 30th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
Expanding his attack on Hillary Clinton over the investigation into the private email server she used while serving as Secretary of State, Donald Trump on Friday demanded that President Obama publicly say that he would not grant a pardon to Clinton before leaving office.
Trump in Novi, MI: "Mister President, will you pledge not to issue a pardon to @hillaryclinton and coconspirators?"
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 30, 2016
“Mr. President, will you pledge not to issue a pardon to Hillary Clinton and her co-conspirators, for their many crimes against our country and against society itself – will you make that pledge?” Trump said to big cheers at a rally in Novi, Michigan.
Trump again on Friday denounced the FBI for its investigation of the Clinton email matter, blasting the idea that a group of aides could be given immunity, and yet no charges were brought against the former Secretary of State.
“The FBI Immunity Five,” Trump labeled the group, which has been enthusiastically picked up by his supporters.
FBI immunity Five..
— TRU-Patriot. (@todstertodd) September 30, 2016
Trump this week even suggested that Clinton was given immunity, though no evidence has surfaced to that effect.
Trump also mentioned his debate microphone, which the Commission on Presidential Debates said did have some problems, as Trump had complained earlier in the week.
“When you have a situation like that, and you know it’s bad, and you think you have a 100 million people watching, what do you do, stop the show?” Trump asked.
“I mean, working that microphone was a hell of a lot more difficult than working Crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump said to more cheers.
“It was bad. I wonder why it was bad. Think of that. … It was so bad," Trump says, again raising the specter of sabotage at the debate.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 30, 2016
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.