Donald Trump on Friday praised the FBI’s decision to reopen the criminal case into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, saying his Democratic rival’s “corruption is on a scale we have never seen before” and that “we must not let her take her criminal scheme into the oval office.”
Despite slamming the FBI for weeks, Trump told a cheering crowd in New Hampshire, “I think they’re going to right the ship, folks.”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was quick to point out the timing of Friday’s announcement.
“The FBI’s decision to reopen their criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's secret email server just eleven days before the election shows how serious this discovery must be,” he said in a written statement. “This stunning development raises serious questions about what records may not have been turned over and why and whether they show intent to violate the law.”
Top Republican lawmakers were also quick to weigh in on the news.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Clinton had “nobody but herself to blame.”