Hillary Clinton trolls Trump following federal indictment

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Hillary Clinton, one of Donald Trump’s most vehement political opponents, took aim at the former US president on social media on Friday, following his federal indictment for allegedly mishandling secret government materials at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.

In a cheeky reference to her critics, Clinton provided a link to an online business selling caps with the slogan “But Her Emails” hours after Trump claimed that he would be indicted.

Clinton was probed in 2015 for allegedly keeping classified information on her personal email server. The FBI and Justice Department both declined to press charges, but the investigation produced substantial political capital for Trump during their contentious 2016 presidential campaigns.

Trump regularly encouraged his fans to yell “Lock her up!” in response to her alleged misdeeds throughout his own campaign.

“Bringing this back in light of recent news,” Clinton tweeted to her more than 31 million Twitter followers. Last year, the former US Secretary of State promoted “But Her Emails” products in response to a New York Times claim that Trump had destroyed records in a White House toilet.

According to a 2018 Department of Justice report summarizing the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, it contained “81 email chains containing approximately 193 individual emails that were classified from confidential to top secret.”

In a 2016 report explaining its decision not to charge Clinton, the FBI stated that the investigation indicated that her actions were not “clearly intentional” and that she demonstrated no “disloyalty” to the US. Furthermore, the FBI stated that Clinton, who was a cooperating witness in the inquiry, made “no efforts to obstruct justice.”

The 37-count indictment against Trump, unsealed on Friday, accuses him of storing classified information in unprotected locations at his Florida home, including a ballroom and a shower. In addition, he is accused of lying to investigators. The documents contain government secrets on the United States’ nuclear program and military plans.

Trump, who is the Republican frontrunner for the presidency in 2024, denies any wrongdoing. However, some observers believe that if the charges in the lengthy indictment are proven, the former US president will face serious legal consequences. He is scheduled to appear in court in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, the day before his 77th birthday.