In an interview with Now This news Monday, Hillary Clinton used President Trump’s phrase saying that the State Department’s renewed focus on her emails is the “real” witch hunt.
“It’s a witch hunt,” she said, “And it’s a real one, unlike the kind of things that Trump talks about.”
“It is meant to raise the specter about my emails, which were investigated endlessly,” she said, bashing the inquiry as “crazy like a fox.”
“If the Republicans and Trump and his supporters in the media can muddy the waters and raise all kinds of crazy conspiracy theories, then maybe people won’t pay attention to the danger he poses to our country,” she added.
The Washington Post reported last weekend that the Trump administration is investigating the emails of as many as 130 current and former State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email.
The people that were contacted were told that the emails they sent years ago had been retroactively classified and could now be in violation of security protocols.
State Department’s investigators started reaching out to officials nearly two years ago, after Trump was elected, but then appeared to put the effort on hold until reviving it in August around the same time Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky led a whistleblower to sound the alarm.
“This has nothing to do with who is in the White House,” a senior State Department official said. “This is about the time it took to go through millions of emails, which is about 3 1/2 years.”