Politics August 22, 2016: Trump calls for independent special prosecutor to investigate Clinton emails

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Trump calls for independent special prosecutor to investigate Clinton emails

By Bonnie K. Goodman

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 22: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters at the James A. Rhodes Arena on August 22, 2016 in Akron, Ohio.  Trump currently trails Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Ohio, a state which is critical to his election bid. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)

AKRON, OH – AUGUST 22: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters at the James A. Rhodes Arena on August 22, 2016 in Akron, Ohio. Trump currently trails Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Ohio, a state which is critical to his election bid. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)

With new discoveries in Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s never-ending email scandal, Republican nominee Donald Trump is going on “the offense.” On Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, Trump called for the appointment of an independent special prosecutor to investigate Clinton at a rally at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.

Trump made his call after a federal court ordered the State Department to release an additional 15,000 emails from Clinton’s tenure that the FBI uncovered during their investigation. Republicans are still angry that the FBI decided against recommending that the Justice Department file criminal charges against Clinton for mishandling classified information by using a private email server during her tenure. Instead, the FBI just criticized Clinton recommending a possible administrative punishment at most.

Speaking to an excited crowd of supporters, Trump accused Clinton of “criminal” behavior without receiving punishment. The GOP commented, “No issue better illustrates how corrupt my opponent is than her pay for play scandals as secretary of state. I’ve become increasingly shocked by the vast scope of Hillary Clinton’s criminality. It’s criminality. Everybody knows it.”

Trump indicated the FBI and DOJ could not be trusted when it comes to Clinton. Trump expressed, “The amounts involved, the favors done and the significant numbers of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately.”

Continuing, Trump said, “After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewashed Hillary Clinton’s email crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s new crimes, which happen all the time.”

The GOP nominee challenged that an independent prosecutor be appointed to investigate Clinton’s actions. Trump said, “The Justice Department is required to appoint an independent Special Prosecutor because it has proven itself to be really, sadly a political arm of the White House.”

Trump has often attacked Clinton over her honesty, her use of a private server and her husband former President Bill Clinton’s foundation’s preferential treatment of its donors during her time at the State Department. Trump brought up the last time the Clintons faced an independent prosecutor in 1990s during the first Clinton administration. Then the Whitewater scandal was an investigation over a real estate investment while Bill Clinton was the Governor of Arkansas.

The crowd agreed with Trump chanting “Lock Her Up” interrupting the GOP nominee’s speech. Trump pointed out that former Secretary of State Clinton’s “actions corrupted and disgraced one of the most important Departments of government.” Continuing Trump compared the two scandals, saying, “The Clintons made the State Department into the same kind of Pay-to-Play operation as the Arkansas Government was.”

Trump accused Clinton of corruption and even racketeering for giving preferential treatment to Clinton Foundation donors especially foreign donors. Trump called on voters to reject Clinton, who he believes represents the epitome of the Washington establishment insider catering to special interests. Trump promised, “We are going to take government away from the special interests that give her tens of millions of dollars so that she can broadcast absolutely phony ads about me and we’re going to give it back to the voters.”

The GOP nominee also vowed to win the election, saying, “Come November 8th, we are once again going to have a government that serves you and your family and your country, not the special interests, the donors and the lobbyists.” Still, Trump again warned his supporters that Clinton might rig the election, telling supporters, “When I say ‘watch,’ you know what I’m talking about.” you know what I’m talking about.”

Politics June 24, 2016: Supreme Court rules against Obama on immigration executive actions

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June 24, 2016 5:06 AM MST
President Barack Obama blamed the Republicans for the Supreme Court refusing to allow his immigration executive actions, June 23, 2016

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Politics April 21, 2016: As president, Trump vows to charge and indict Clinton for private email server

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April 21, 2016 10:51 AM MST

GOP front-runner Donald Trump as president would ensure former Secretary of State and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is indicted for her private email server, April 20, 2016
GOP front-runner Donald Trump as president would ensure former Secretary of State and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is indicted for her private email server, April 20, 2016
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Politics April 10, 2016: Obama guaranteed Clinton would be prosecuted if FBI finds it is necessary

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April 10, 2016 2:39 PM MST

President Barack Obama guaranteed that if the FBI decides to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton she would even if she is the Democratic presidential nominee, April 10, 2016
President Barack Obama guaranteed that if the FBI decides to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton she would even if she is the Democratic presidential nominee, April 10, 2016
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Politics March 16, 2016: Obama decides on Judge Merrick Garland for Supreme Court nominee

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March 16, 2016 9:08 AM MST

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland said Wednesday during his nomination announcement that justices must be faithful to the Constitution and 'put aside personal views or prejudices.'

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Politics March 4, 2016: DOJ and FBI grants immunity to Clinton staffer criminal charges a possibility

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March 4, 2016 4:55 PM MST

The Department of Justice and FBI are ramping up their investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server by granting immunity to Bryan Pagliano, who set up Clinton's server, March 3, 2016
The Department of Justice and FBI are ramping up their investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server by granting immunity to Bryan Pagliano, who set up Clinton’s server, March 3, 2016
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Politics February 27, 2016: Judge allows discovery in FOIA lawsuit over Hillary Clinton’s email server

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February 27, 2016 5:26 PM MST

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might have to give a deposition in a midst of the 2016 presidential campaign after Judge Emmet G. Sullivan allowed the discovery process to proceed in an FOIA lawsuit, Feb. 23, 2016
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might have to give a deposition in a midst of the 2016 presidential campaign after Judge Emmet G. Sullivan allowed the discovery process to proceed in an FOIA lawsuit, Feb. 23, 2016
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Politics January 19, 2016: Supreme Court to decide fate of President Obama’s immigration executive actions

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Supreme Court to decide fate of President Obama’s immigration executive actions

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The Supreme Court is again going decide a key policy for President Barack Obama's legacy when they decide on immigration executive actions giving legal status to nearly five million illegal immigrants in the country, Jan. 19, 2016

The Supreme Court is again going decide a key policy for President Barack Obama’s legacy when they decide on immigration executive actions giving legal status to nearly five million illegal immigrants in the country, Jan. 19, 2016
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