Trump Says Clinton Would Be 'in Jail' if He Becomes President

"You'd be in jail," Trump said.

October 09, 2016, 11:42 PM

— -- Donald Trump took direct aim at the email scandal that has dogged Hillary Clinton throughout her campaign, saying that if he becomes president, he will appoint a special prosecutor to look into the case and that she would be "in jail."

"If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it, and we're going to have a special prosecutor," he said.

The Department of Justice declined to prosecute Clinton or her aides, based on the FBI's recommendation not to pursue charges.

Given the chance to respond, Clinton did not address Trump's vow directly but said, "Everything he just said is absolutely false. But I'm not surprised."

She questioned her opponent's temperament, saying, "It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country."

Trump shot back, "Because you'd be in jail."

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