Powerful conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch, a thorn in the side of corrupt government officials since its founding, is strongly requesting that President-elect Donald Trump keep his campaign promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the various scandals of Hillary Clinton, EmailGate, and the Clinton Foundation.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton issued the following statement after reports that Donald Trump’s future administration would not seek justice against the person he repeatedly labeled “Crooked Hillary.”
Fitton said his flip-flop on Clinton is a “betrayal of his promise to the American people to ‘drain the swamp.'”
“Donald Trump must commit his administration to a serious, independent investigation of the very serious Clinton national security, email, and pay-to-play scandals. If Mr. Trump’s appointees continue the Obama administration’s politicized spiking of a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, it would be a betrayal of his promise to the American people to “drain the swamp” of out-of-control corruption in Washington, DC. President-elect Trump should focus on healing the broken justice system, affirm the rule of law and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton scandals. In the meantime, Judicial Watch will vigorously pursue its independent litigation and investigation of the Clinton email, national security, and other corruption scandals.”
Just last month, during a presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said she was glad Trump wasn’t in charge of the country’s judicial system. Trump responded by saying, “You’d be in jail,” during a nationally televised October 9 presidential debate.
In that October debate, Trump powerfully made the announcement and the case for appointing a special prosecutor to investigation Clinton’s corruption:
“If I win, I’m 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.
When I go out and speak, the people of this country are furious. In my opinion, the people that have been long-term workers at the FBI are furious. There has never been anything like this where emails — and you get a subpoena — and after getting the subpoena, you delete 33,000 emails. And then you acid wash or bleach them, a very expensive process.
So we’re going to appoint a special prosecutor and we’re going to look into it because you know what? Because people’s lives have been destroyed for doing one-fifth of what you’ve done. And it’s a disgrace and honestly, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.”
“I think she should be in jail for what she did with her emails,” Trump, who proclaimed that he was the law-and-order candidate as he campaigned for president, told a fired-up crowd in Redding, California on June 3. This was a recurring theme of his campaign and often led to shouts from Trump rally attendees to “Lock her up!”