- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 30, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump came under fire Sunday from the Clinton campaign after he denounced the ongoing Hillary Clinton email controversy as “the biggest political scandal since Watergate.”

Mr. Trump hammered the Democratic nominee on the campaign trail Saturday after the FBI announced it would review newly discovered emails from Mrs. Clinton’s private email server from her tenure as Secretary of State.

“This is the biggest political scandal since Watergate and it’s everybody’s deepest hope that justice at last will be beautifully delivered,” Mr. Trump told a campaign crowd Saturday in Phoenix.

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine rejected the Watergate comparison, describing it as hyperbole.

“He’s also made all sorts of wild claims that just aren’t true,” Mr. Kaine said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“He’s making claims about these activities that have been debunked by the FBI when the FBI reached their conclusion three months ago that no reasonable prosecutor, no reasonable prosecutor would move forward on this case,” the Virginia senator said.

Like other Democrats, Mr. Kaine called on FBI Director James Comey to release more information.

“These could be duplicates of what’s already been analyzed. They could be things that don’t have anything to do with Hillary Clinton,” Mr. Kaine said.

Mr. Trump also told supporters Saturday that Mrs. Clinton “has no one to blame but herself” for the ongoing FBI investigation, while Mr. Kaine accused the Republican of “just making this up.”

“So when Donald Trump is going around making these wild claims about trying to jail his political opponent and all of this stuff, he’s just making this up. He doesn’t get to decide what the laws of the country are,” Mr. Kaine said.

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