Trying to capitalize on additional efforts by the FBI to probe Hillary Clinton’s email activities while she was Secretary of State, Donald Trump took his message to Michigan on Monday, denouncing Clinton and praising the decision of the FBI Director to make public the news that agents had located extra emails that might reveal new information.
“She broke the law over and over again,” Trump said to cheers, as he labeled the FBI’s new involvement, “absolutely devastating.”
Trump also very publicly saluted FBI Director James Comey, saying “it took guts” for him to make this move so close to Election Day.
“He’s got to hang tough, because there’s a lot of people who want to do the wrong thing,” Trump told a crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Back at the White House, the Obama Administration did not raise any questions about Comey’s actions, as at the regular briefing, spokesman Josh Earnest said he did not think that Comey was “intentionally trying to influence the outcome of an election.”
As for Trump, he fully acknowledged that he had been very disappointed in Comey in recent months, after the FBI and Justice Department had refused to push ahead with charges against Clinton.
“I really disagreed with him; I was not his fan,” Trump said. “I’ll tell you what – what he did, brought back his reputation.”