President Trump compared his telephone call with the president of Ukraine to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email scandal Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5.
“So Crooked Hillary Clinton can delete and acid wash 33,000 emails AFTER getting a Subpoena from the United States Congress, but I can’t make one totally appropriate telephone call to the President of Ukraine? Witch Hunt!” President Trump tweeted.
His supporters were quick to back him, with replies posts reading:
The Washington Post reported on Saturday, Sept. 28, that in recent weeks, State Department investigators have contacted as many as 130 former Clinton aides, many being informed that they were found “culpable” for transmitting information that should have been classified to a higher level than originally sent.
“Those targeted were notified that emails they sent years ago have been retroactively classified and now constitute potential security violations,” according to letters sent to the officials.
State Department investigators began contacting the officials around a year and a half ago. Senior State Department officials denied they were acting at the specific direction of President Trump.
“The process is set up in a manner to completely avoid any appearance of political bias,” a senior State Department official told The Post.
“This has nothing to do with who is in the White House,” said a second senior State Department official.“This is about the time it took to go through millions of emails …”