President Trump was discussing a moment in the TV debates in the lead up to the election. Speaking in a voice that seemingly was intended to mock the voice of the former Secretary of State, Mr Trump began: “You remember during one of the debates when ‘Crooked Hillary’ said ‘If I win, are you going to support me?” The Trump-supporting crowd seemed delighted at the impersonation, before Trump added: “But I must be honest, I didn’t give her a great answer, isn’t it amazing that it worked the other way around, right?”
Mrs Clinton was investigated over allegations she used an unauthorised personal email address instead of her secure State Department email while Secretary of State.
The emails were also looked at in an investigation on the deaths of the American ambassador to Libya, a Special Forces officers and two CIA contractors after attacks on the US diplomatic mission and a CIA facility in Benghazi on the night of September 11-12 2012.
Trump felt the investigation into how for alleged Russian collusion in the election to the Clinton administration: “If you want to know how the system is rigged, just compare how they came after us for three years with everything they had versus the free pass they gave to Hillary and her aides after they set up an illegal server, destroyed evidence, deleted and acid washed thirty-three thousand e-mails, exposed classified information and turned the State Department into a pay for play cash machine.”
President Trump paused as members of the audience begun making thumbs down gestures.
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He then went to suggest that Mrs Clinton was completely absolved of blame: “The simplest thing, they get a subpoena from the United States Congress, and they decided that there not going to give it, so they delete and they acid wash, which is very expensive, those emails, never to be seen again, but we may find them somewhere deep in the State Department.”
The investigation into Ms Clinton by the FBI found 100 emails containing classified information, 65 classed as secret and 22 classed as top secret.
Robert Mueller’s report on possible Russian interference saw Mr Mueller say he did not feel able to pass legal judgement on whether Mr Trump obstructed justice but said the report “does not exonerate him”.
The report concluded, as reported by The Independent, that Russia definitely interfered in the election and the Trump team expected help but there was no conspiring between members of the Trump team and Russian actors.
The election will take place on November 3, 2020, with the term starting on January 20 the following year.
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, who was the Libertarian nominee for Vice-President in 2016 has challenged Mr Trump for the Republican nomination.
The Democratic race for nomination has seen several more candidates declare with notable runners including former Vice-President Joe Biden, Governor of Montana Steve Bullock, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, John Hickenlooper, Colorado Governor, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
The Democratic candidate will be confirmed at the National Convention in Milwaukee on July 13-16 2020, a month later Charlotte on August 24-27 will see the Republican candidate confirmed.