Donald Trump's daughter-in-law said the GOP nominee forced the FBI's hand after the bureau announced it was examining newly uncovered emails in Hillary Clinton's email server investigation.
"I think my father-in-law forced their hand in this," Lara Trump said in an interview with Rita Cosby on WABC radio. "You know, he has been the one since the beginning saying that she shouldn't be able to run for president, and I commend him on that."
"And I think if he had not put that pressure on, I don't even know if we would be seeing this happening right now."
On Friday, FBI Director James Comey revealed in a letter to lawmakers that the bureau had uncovered additional emails that are likely pertinent to its investigation into Clinton's private email server and said the agency would take the proper steps.
Lara Trump called the new information the "nail in the coffin" for the former secretary of State.
"I just think she's had a big problem on her hands, and this is going to be, you know, the nail in the coffin as far as I'm concerned," she said.
Someone stop this runaway train. The emails had nothing to do with Hillary. They belonged to the husband of one of Hillary's aides. What the heck does that have to do with anything? The FBI has confirmed they were not Hillary's and represent no security threat of any kind. The FBI had no right to make public this finding 11 days before an election. They know any new ripple on political waters can make voters forget everything else they have learned about the candidates previously. I do believe Trump pushed this issue and I wouldn't be surprised if he greased a few palms to get it done. And he is screaming about justice.
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