AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Donald Trump on Monday called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton‘s email use and ties between the State Department and Clinton Foundation, saying the Justice Department has proven itself incapable of undertaking an impartial investigation.
Speaking at a rally in Akron, Ohio, Trump called the Justice Department a “political arm” of the Obama administration, noting its decision not to prosecute Clinton for her private email use even though FBI Director James Comey said she was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified government information.
“After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewash of the Clinton email crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s crimes,” Trump said.
Trump likened Bill Clinton‘s fundraising for the family’s charitable foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state to a pay-for-play scenario and the mafia.
“Some former prosecutors have even suggested that the coordination between the pay-for-play State Department and the corrupt Clinton Foundation constitute a clear example of a RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization) enterprise,” he said. “The Justice Department is required to appoint an independent Special Prosecutor because it has proven itself to be a political arm of the White House.”
The FBI announced Monday it has uncovered an additional 15,000 emails Clinton did not turn over as part of the investigation into whether she mishandled classified information while secretary of state.