Rudy Giuliani Would Have Prosecuted Clinton Over Emails as Secretary of State

The former prosecutor said he would have brought a case against Clinton and won.

ByABC News
August 7, 2016, 10:30 AM

— -- Former federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani, now a Donald Trump campaign adviser, said he would have prosecuted Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified information in emails as Secretary of State.

FBI Director James Comey did not recommend charges against Clinton for her handling of classified information and use of a private email server during her tenure at the state department, saying, "Although there is evidence of potential violations regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case."

Giuliani strongly disagreed, saying he would have brought a case against Clinton.

"Many reasonable prosecutors have come to the conclusion that they would have brought such a case, I would have brought such a case. I would have won such a case," Giuliani, who is also a former New York City mayor, said on ABC's "This Week."

"I've prosecuted cases like that in my years at the Justice Department," Giuliani said. "Hillary Clinton skated because she's running for president, she clearly violated the law.

Guliani also hit Clinton for her attempt to explain recent comments she made about her use of a private email server as secretary of state, saying she “may have short-circuited” while making those comments.

"First of all she lied, she didn't 'short circuit,'" Giuliani said. “Maybe 'short circuit' is her euphemism for lying.”

The Trump adviser dismissed new ABC News/Washington Post poll numbers, showing Clinton leading Trump by 8 points. “Everyone should calm down about it,” he said. “There's certainly every opportunity for Trump to win this election.”