format article format title Trump, Clinton clash over FBI probe article format author The Washington Times title FBI: Trump ‘extremely reckless’ article format content title FBI to investigate whether Trump knew FBI was investigating him article format date Feb. 5, 2019 article format subject The Washington Examiner title Trump accuses Clinton of ‘malicious’ campaign interference article format link The Hill article format type article title Trump vows to ‘fight on’ against Clinton article title Hillary Clinton’s campaign is accusing President Donald Trumps campaign of trying to “sabotage” the investigation into her emails by circulating an email claiming the FBI had already closed the case.
“We’re not going to let it continue,” said Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook.
“It’s just not a good look for us to continue with a strategy that would lead to us not having a successful general election.”
Mook said the emails were “extremely dangerous,” and added that Trump’s team “has been trying to sabotage this investigation for a long time.”
“This is a very dangerous, malicious and dangerous situation,” Mook said.
“They’re trying to try to sabotage the investigation to the detriment of the president and his agenda.
It is very troubling.”
The Clinton campaign has been investigating Trump for months, including a letter to Comey detailing Trump’s efforts to interfere with the FBI investigation into his campaign.
The FBI investigation is the most serious criminal investigation the agency has undertaken since Watergate, with a top prosecutor overseeing it.
It has led to the resignation of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russia probe.
Trump has denied the allegations.
Mook also said the Trump campaign was aware that the emails had been circulated.
“It’s the campaign’s understanding that this was circulating among surrogates,” Mooks spokesman Jason Miller said in an email to The Washington Free Beacon.
Miller said Mook’s comments were taken out of context.
He said Mooks campaign would be releasing its own statement after the election, adding that Trump “is not a candidate for president and should not be in the position of leading this country’s response to a foreign threat.”
“We want to ensure that everyone understands that the campaign does not support the actions of the FBI and has no knowledge of them,” Miller said.
Mills campaign has made clear that Trump is not going anywhere and that he is still running for president, a sentiment he has echoed on social media.
A Clinton campaign spokesman said Trump’s actions and comments were “not acceptable” and that the email was “not a coordinated attempt to undermine the FBI or the president.”
Mills’ comments come as a new poll finds the public is more critical of the investigation than ever.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll published Monday showed that 53 percent of Americans say they think the investigation is “very or somewhat likely” to be politically motivated.
That is nearly double the 53 percent who say the same about the Russia investigation, the Post-ABA poll found.
Meanwhile, a New York Times/CBS News poll released Tuesday found that 46 percent of registered voters support a special prosecutor to probe the FBI’s handling of the Russia case.
The Post-CBS poll found that 57 percent of Democrats support a second special prosecutor, while 38 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of independents support the same idea.
The poll was conducted from March 9-11 among a randomly chosen sample of 1,005 registered voters nationwide.
The survey’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.