Donald Trump Slams Clinton for WikiLeaks Emails

Trump accused Clinton of corruption and collusion in a cover-up.

Trump, speaking at a rally at an outdoor amphitheater in Panama City, Florida, began his onslaught. "The Hillary Clinton documents released today by WikiLeaks make more clear than ever just how much is at stake in this election. So much corruption," he said.

It is fairly common practice for attorneys to give a heads-up to others involved or named in any type of case when filings are made. The correspondence appeared to have regarded updates on the case, information that may have already been public at the time. Some of this information was reported on by news outlets, including ABC News, hours after the email was sent.

Trump on Tuesday though, suggested the chain was evidence of "collusion."

"Today we learned, amazingly, that the Department of Justice fed information to the Clinton campaign about the email investigation so that the campaign could be prepared to cover up her crimes. What is going on?"

He added, "This is collusion and corruption of the highest order and is one more reason why I ask my attorney general — I will ask to appoint a special prosecutor."

Brazile denied that she acted improperly and said in a statement, "As a longtime political activist with deep ties to our party, I supported all of our candidates for president. I often shared my thoughts with each and every campaign, and any suggestions that indicate otherwise are simply untrue. As it pertains to the CNN debates, I never had access to questions and would never have shared them with the candidates if I did."

Later in the rally, Trump joked about pushback he received for appearing to loom over Clinton during their debate on Sunday. He said he was standing at his lectern when Clinton went over to him.

"She entered my space, right? But did you see what she said? That I entered her space. I didn't move. And I was very careful because years ago, somebody did come in and talk to her, and the poor guy, Lazio, he got just killed. So I said, I'm not getting near this woman. No, I'm not getting near this woman at all. No interest. No interest. I have no interest," Trump said, referring to Rick Lazio, whom Clinton defeated in a Senate race in 2000.

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