Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton bribed Loretta Lynch by offering her the ability to keep the position of attorney general if she was elected president.
During a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, Trump said, “Did you see today Hillary announced that she may consider the Attorney General. I’m not casting dispersion on anybody other than Hillary, of course, but she may consider the Attorney General who is ruling on her case now… to continue forward as Attorney General. Now how do you make that statement when they are going to rule? Because remember what happened, the FBI makes their recommendation and then still, it’s up to the Attorney General’s office.” (RELATED: FBI Recommends ‘NO CHARGES’ For Hillary Clinton [VIDEO])
“So Hillary said today, at least according to what I saw on television which you can’t always believe. I found it hard to believe she’d said this, but she said today that we may consider the Attorney General to go forward. That’s like a bribe, isn’t it? Isn’t it sort of a bribe,” Trump asked. “I think it’s a bribe.”
Continuing his rant, Trump said that if Clinton “wins, she is going to consider extending the Attorney General, and you know what? I’m not saying — I’m not knocking the Attorney General. What I’m saying is how can you say that? It’s a bribe.”
After the applause subsided, Trump said, “I mean, the Attorney General is saying ‘If I get Hillary off the hook, I’m going have four more years or eight more years, but if she loses I’m out of a job.’ It’s a bribe! It’s a disgrace! It’s a disgrace! She is laughing at the stupidity of our system. She is laughing and so is her husband Bill, laughing at what’s going on.”
Two weeks ago, Bill Clinton met with Lynch at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. (RELATED: Report: FBI Agents Are ‘Livid’ That Lynch And Bill Clinton Met [VIDEO])
Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that Clinton was considering keeping Lynch on as attorney general if she was elected president. (RELATED: Report: Hillary Is Considering Keeping Loretta Lynch As Attorney General)
Then on Tuesday, Director James Comey announced that the FBI would not be recommending the Department of Justice pursue charges against Clinton.