Donald Trump blasted federal prosecutors investigating Hillary Clinton and her private server, saying “it looks to me like she’s not going to be prosecuted and that’s only because the prosecutors are Democrats.”
Trump, appearing on “Morning Joe” Thursday, stated that if a Republican did the same thing “they would have already been in jail.”
Trump later suggested that “Hillary might really have to win this election because if a Republican wins, I would imagine that their attorney general” will be looking into the case.
Joe Scarborough: The shocking news here is that now Joe Biden is doing much better in general election matchups than Hillary Clinton. Are we starting to see, do you believe we’re beginning to see the decline of Hillary Clinton as a Democratic nominee, presumptive Democratic nominee?
Donald Trump: Well, I think that could be maybe the beginning of getting Joe Biden into the race. You would think he’d want to get into the race. He’s always wanted to do it. He’s run, I guess, two or three times and he’s always wanted to do it. So this could be it. But I will say this, you know, Hillary, what she did, if you look at General Petraeus, what she did is far greater as a crime and it is a crime. The question is whether or not Democrat prosecutors will prosecute her. And everybody is watching to see whether or not they’re honorable. Because frankly, if that were a Republican that did what she did, they would have already been in jail.
Scarborough: Look at Bob McDonnell in Virginia. Didn’t violate a state law. The Justice Department decides to go after him and puts him in jail for five, six, seven, eight years.
Trump: Very sad.
Scarborough: Because he got a Rolex watch and had a diet supplement event at the governor’s mansion. He’s in jail for six, seven, eight years. Comparing that with what’s going on here with America’s national security, I got to agree with you. If this were a Republican, somebody would already be indicted.
Trump: This would have happened a long time ago, the indictment. And I think a lot of people are watching. And they know this is very serious what she did. I mean it’s at a much higher level. Had there not been a Petraeus and, you know, the catastrophic events that happened around him, it would be a different story. But Petraeus on documents that were not nearly as important and on far fewer documents, you know, his life has been destroyed, his life has been absolutely destroyed. Now she has done something at a much higher level, with much more important documents and it’s like nothing seems to be happening. So the world is watching now, but you’ll see. Now what’s interesting is if a Republican wins, hopefully it’s going to be me. But if, a Republican wins but you have a statute of limitation that’s at least five or six years. Well, you know, Hillary might really have to win this election because if a Republican wins, I would imagine that their attorney general and their people, are going to be their various prosecutors will be looking at this because it goes for years after the election, four years after the election. So Hillary might be fighting for her life in more ways than one. Look, what she did is probably criminal. I think almost you could say almost certainly criminal. And it looks to me like she’s not going to be prosecuted and that’s only because the prosecutors are Democrats.