Appearing on “Special Report with Bret Baier” Wednesday, syndicated Charles Krauthammer said Donald Trump set a trap for the Clinton campaign which they fell right into.
Trump said in a tongue-in-cheek manner in a press conference that Russia should find Clinton’s 33,000 emails missing from the private server she used while serving as secretary of state.
The Clinton campaign issued a scathing statement in response.
“This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent,” senior policy advisor Jake Sullivan said. “That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”
Fox News takes it from there:
[Krauthammer] explained that the Clinton campaign statement said it would be a “national security issue,” which contradicts Clinton’s repeated asserted that the missing 33,000 emails were all of a personal nature, not work-related.
“If that’s what’s really in the 33,000 emails, then there’s no national security to be involved at all,” Krauthammer said. “So the Clinton campaign ends up admitting that perhaps there really is work-related – if not classified – stuff on the emails which she deleted.”
Krauthammer said that could be grounds for a charge of obstruction, declaring that the Clinton campaign has been caught in a “complete contradiction.”
Watch his remarks here: