Hillary Clinton, who was investigated for using a private email server, says Trump should be held accountable as DOJ reviews classified documents at Mar-a-Lago


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  • Hillary Clinton told CNN on Sunday that Trump should be investigated and tried like an ordinary citizen.

  • “If there is evidence, that evidence should be pursued,” Clinton said.

  • Clinton said Wednesday that she also did not want to prejudge the Mar-a-Lago investigation.

As the investigation into classified documents found at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence continues, Hillary Clinton said she believes her former political opponent should be held accountable for any unlawful actions, as would any other citizen.

Former President Trump is under investigation by the Justice Department for transporting classified documents from his presidency to his Mar-a-Lago home. The investigation aims to determine whether Trump violated three laws – including part of the Espionage Act – that could land him up to 33 years behind bars if convicted.

“He’s not the president, and we have special exceptions for someone who’s actually in office. So I think like any American, if there’s evidence, that evidence should be sought out,” Clinton said during a Sunday episode. from CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“But if the evidence proves or appears to show that there are charges that should be brought, then I think the rule of law should apply to anyone,” Clinton told CNN reporter Dana. Bush, Sunday.

The former secretary of state previously told “The View” hosts on Wednesday that she did not want to “prejudge” the Trump investigation. She maintained, however, that “no one is above the law”.

“I’ve been pre-judged — wrongly — enough, I’m not going to pre-judge anyone else,” she said Wednesday. Clinton had previously been investigated by the State Department over his use of a private email server during his tenure as secretary of state – a controversy that was significant in the then 2016 presidential election. that she was confronting Trump. In 2019, the Department found “no compelling evidence of deliberate, systemic mishandling of classified information.”

“Both as secretary of state and as a private citizen, I answered every question put to me. I testified for eleven hours,” Clinton said Sunday. “I think that’s how the system is supposed to work.”

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