Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Hillary Clinton of attempting to bribe Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
During a rally in Raleigh, N.C., Trump falsely claimed that Clinton had announced that she would consider keeping Lynch on as attorney general if she is elected.
“She said today that we may consider the attorney general to go forward,” he said Tuesday evening, noting that Lynch headed the investigation into Clinton’s private email server. “That’s like a bribe isn’t it? Isn’t that sort of a bribe?”
“It’s a bribe, it’s a disgrace,” he added.
On Sunday, the New York Times cited unidentified Democrats who said that Clinton would consider retaining Lynch if elected but the presumptive Democratic nominee has not publicly confirmed the report.
In a statement released hours after the FBI’s decision, Trump said the investigation’s results were politically motivated, pointing to former President Bill Clinton’s meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week.
He also noted that the FBI interviewed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee over a holiday weekend, a point he brought up again at his Tuesday night rally.
There, he hit at President Obama for campaigning with Clinton on the day Comey made the announcement.