Washington: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has alleged that the actions of his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton during her tenure as the US Secretary of State constitutes all of the elements of a criminal enterprise.
"Hillary Clinton's actions constitute all of the elements of a major criminal enterprise," Trump told his supporters at an election rally in New Hampshire yesterday.
"She created a private illegal email server in order to hide her corrupt dealings. She did so knowing full well it would put American lives at risk by making classified information highly vulnerable to foreign hacking."
"But, she didn't care, as long as it helped her get away with her crime, no risk to America was too great," he said.
Trump claimed that to further cover-up her crime, Clinton deleted 33,000 emails to keep them out of the hands of authorities and the American public and as a further element of the criminal cover-up, she claimed under penalty of perjury that she turned over all of her work related emails.
"We now know this to be one more massive Clinton lie. The FBI found thousands of work-related emails she failed to turn over, including the new discovery this week of 15,000 more work-related emails she failed to disclose," he said.
"A Secretary of State sold her office to corporations and foreign governments, betraying the public trust, putting innocent lives in danger and then she went to great lengths to hide, delete, destroy and lie about the evidence," he added.
Trump said that Clinton's alleged corruption can be expected in a third world country, but not in America.
"Just imagine the damage to our security, to our integrity, to our standing in the world, if Hillary Clinton is allowed to sell the Oval Office the same way she sold her office as Secretary of State," he said.
Responding to Clinton's allegations that his campaign is racist, Trump called it as insult to the millions of Americans who are supporting him.
Hillary Clinton is going to try to accuse this campaign, and the millions of decent Americans who support it of being racists. It's the oldest play in the Democratic playbook, he said.
"When Democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one tired argument. It's the last refuge of the discredited politician," Trump said.
First Published On : Aug 26, 2016 09:14 IST