Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his move and he put Hillary Clinton on notice over what he calls unacceptable behavior.
Pompeo said Hillary’s day is coming and he has some of her emails and he will be releasing them publicly.
“We’ve got the emails. We’re getting them out. We’re going to get all of this information out so the American people can see it,” he said.
“You’ll remember there was classified information on a private server. It should have never been there. Hillary Clinton should never have done that. It was unacceptable behavior,” Pompeo added.
Pompeo, a former Republican lawmaker in the House who was involved in the politically charged Benghazi investigation, said Trump “absolutely” has this power, adding, “We’re going to get there. We’re going to get this information out so the American people can see it.”
The secretary of state also stressed that only the information that “needs to get out” will be released. “And we will do it in a way that protects the intelligence sources that we need to protect,” Pompeo said to Daily Briefing anchor Dana Perino.
Asked if there will be a disclosure before the 2020 election, which is roughly 25 days away, Pompeo said the State Department is “doing it as fast as we can. … I certainly think there will be more to see before the election.”
Trump has been noticeably vocal about Clinton and her emails this week and singled out Pompeo during an interview with Fox Business.
“They’re in the State Department. But Mike Pompeo has been unable to get them out, which is very sad, actually. I’m not happy about him for that, that reason,” Trump said of Clinton’s emails that have not been declassified or released yet. “He was unable to get them out. I don’t know why. You’re running the State Department. You get them out. Forget about the fact that they were classified. Let’s go. Maybe Mike Pompeo finally finds them, OK?”
Trump told conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday that Clinton “should be in jail.”
Secretary Pompeo tells Fox he’s working to get more of @HillaryClinton’s emails out before the election.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 9, 2020
PERINO: Will that happen before the election?
POMPEO: Doing it as fast as we can. I certainly, I certainly think there'll be more to see before the election