Donald Trump is drawing further attention to the Clinton family’s history of corruption.
In a rally at Council Bluffs, Iowa, Trump says, “Everything you need to know about Hillary Clinton can be understood with this simple phrase: Follow the money.”
Trump referred to the testimony earlier in the afternoon by FBI Director James B. Comey Jr., in front of Congress–when Comey had to answer for his decision to grant associates of Clinton immunity from prosecution.
“Her staff took the Fifth and her ringleaders are getting immunity,” he said.
It looks like something you would see dealing with the mob, he said.
If the regular person did what Clinton and her team did with her private email scheme that person would be in great trouble, he said.
Clinton and her team deleted 33,000 emails after receiving a congressional subpoena for all of her emails–not only deleting them, but also bringing in a specialist to “bleach” her hard drive to remove any trace, Trump said.
But, both Republicans and Democrats let her off the hook, he said. “I was so disappointed with the people in Washington for allowing her to get away with it.”
Not only did Clinton get away with deleting and bleaching her emails, she also destroyed 13 cellphones with a hammer, he said.
In past campaign events, the New York City developer has talked about the Democratic nominee and her shady relationships and and he often used the line: “She turned the State Department into her own hedge fund.”
But, never before has Trump been so precise and focused on what he calls the “the politics of profit.”
Trump told his Hawkeye State supporters that the Clinton campaign has accepted $100 million dollars from Wall Street and the hedge funds.
Trump leads the former first lady in Iowa according to polls. President Barack Obama beat his Republican rival Mitt Romney with 52 percent to Romney’s 47 percent in Iowa in 2012.
In her private sector career as a motivational speaker, Clinton collected $4.1 million in honoraria from financial services firms.
What did she say? Trump asked.
“I’d like to see what she said–where are the papers?” he asked.
“If she ever got the chance, she would put the Oval Office for sale,” he said. “We can’t let that happen.”
It was very common for companies lobbying the federal government to hire Mr. or Mrs. Clinton for a speech.
Returning to the former secretary of state’s public life, Trump said 22 groups lobbying the State Department hired Bill Clinton for speeches.
“We are going to end Clinton corruption–total corruption,” he said.
It is important to remember who the former first lady is fighting for, he said.
“Hillary Clinton is an insider fighting for her donors and her insiders-mostly fighting for herself,” Trump said. “I am an outsider fighting for you–we are fighting together.”