Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of lying many times to the FBI as his lawyer claims a chairperson cannot stymie justice
Donald Trump said on Monday he” feels badly” for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI, and claimed without evidence that Hillary Clinton” lied many times” to the agency without consequences.
The president spoke after John Dowd, a lawyer who sought to take the blame for a Trump tweet which analysts said indicated the president was guilty of blockage of justice over Flynn's firing, offered a new defence of Trump's actions: the president cannot obstruct justice.
Trump's statements to reporters before a trip to Utah were the latest in a series of outbursts over the investigation into his campaign's alleged collusion with Russia, after Flynn's guilty plea and admission that he is cooperating with special attorney Robert Mueller.
” I feel badly for General Flynn ,” the president said.” I feel very badly. He's led a very strong life, and I feel very badly about it. I will say this: Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI and nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and it destroyed their own lives, and I think it's a shame .”
Trump added:” Hillary Clinton on 4 July weekend went to the FBI , not under oath- it was the most incredible thing anyone has ever seen- lied many times , nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and it's like- it ruined his life. It's very unfair .”