John Dickerson interviews Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Presumptive Nominee
Taped Friday, June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Trump tells Dickerson why he thinks Hillary Clinton should go to jail.
JOHN DICKERSON: You said Hillary Clinton should go to jail. If the F.B.I., which is investigating, if there's no indictment, will your attorney general go after--

DONALD TRUMP:  Okay. So I have spoken to and I've watched and I've read many, many lawyers on the subject, you know, so-called neutral lawyers. Okay? Not even on one side or the other. Neutral lawyers. Every one of them, without a doubt, said that what she did is far worse than what other people did, like General Petraeus, who essentially got a two-year jail term. General Petraeus and others had been treated, I mean, their lives have been in a sense destroyed. She keeps campaigning. I mean, what she did is a criminal situation. She wasn't supposed to do that with the server and the emails and all of the other. Now I rely on the lawyers. These are good lawyers. These are professional lawyers. These are lawyers that know what they're talking about and know -- are very well-versed on what she did. They say she's guilty as hell.

JOHN DICKERSON: But it sounds like you're making a promise for your attorney general that if you were elected, this is one of the things, it was a commitment you were making.


JOHN DICKERSON: It's a commitment to how--

DONALD TRUMP: I would certainly have my, very fair, but I would have my attorney general look at it.

JOHN DICKERSON: Even with the investigation goes through--

DONALD TRUMP: And as you know, you have a five, and maybe even a six-year statute of limitations.

JOHN DICKERSON: But even after the current investigations don't find anything, you'd have your attorney general go back and--

DONALD TRUMP: Yes, I would. Because everyone knows that she's guilty. Now, I would say this, she's guilty, but I would let my attorney general make that determination. Maybe they would disagree. And I would let that person make the determination.

JOHN DICKERSON: And what for you exactly is she guilty of?

DONALD TRUMP: She's guilty of the server, she's guilty of, you look at confidential information, I mean, all of the information that probably has gotten out all over the world, and then you know what else she's also guilty of? Stupidity and-bad judgment --

JOHN DICKERSON: But that's not, if that were criminal, we'd all be in jail--

DONALD TRUMP: No, no. I'm not even saying that part is criminal. But she's certainly guilty of that. In terms of this country, she is guilty of having just bad, bad-- how could she do a thing like this?

JOHN DICKERSON: But what gets her to jail though? What's the difference here between rhetoric and law?

DONALD TRUMP: What the lawyers are saying is what she did in terms of national security - they have very strict rules and regulations, she's broken all of them.

JOHN DICKERSON: So the classification issue--

DONALD TRUMP: She's broken all of them. Of course it is. I mean, she's broken so much. But she's so-you know if you look at from the standard of why did she do it, judgment, the word judgment, this isn't criminal judgment, you make bad judgment. Although, actually, under those rules and regulations, judgment is even criminal. You know, you're not supposed to do it. If you make a mistake, they don't take that into account. Why would a person and how can a person with this kind of judgment become the president of the United States? Now, think of this. We're in a cyber world. This is a cyber world. This is a very complex - we're in a world like we've never been in before. If we're in a cyber world and she can't even handle her emails, how can she be president? And she's being hacked all over the place by Russia, by China probably, I mean, to the best of anyone's knowledge, it seems to be. But listen to this. So we're in a cyber world, and she's playing around with servers and emails. How can she be running this country? She doesn't know what she's doing.

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Caitlin Conant

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