Donald Trump turned his supporters’ chants of “lock her up!” into a campaign theme Wednesday, vowing that as president he would order a special prosecutor to investigate his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and everyone connected to her email scandal.
“This is crime at the highest level. She shouldn’t be allowed to run for president. You know that,” the Republican presidential nominee said to a roaring crowd at a rally in Ocala, Florida.
“Other people’s lives have been ruined, destroyed for doing a tiny fraction of what she did,” said Mr. Trump, referring to other cases where people who broke rules for handling classified information went to jail or paid huge fines.
At a presidential debate Sunday, Mr. Trump first proposed a special prosecutor to investigate Mrs. Clinton, who used a secret email setup for official business as secretary of state and thereby mishandled at least 113 classified documents — but managed to dodge federal charges.
Mr. Trump in Florida fully incorporated the threat into his stump speech.