The responsible pundits of Washington think Trump's comment was beyond the pale. Ha ha, it was a happy moment for all of us who've sat helplessly watching the FBI and Justice Dept. scrub the Clintons' record. Bill gets on the plane with AG and boom -- no indictment. Bernie Sanders considers it too unseemly or un-collegial to call out an obviously corrupt opponent. $153 million in speaking fees buys what, honesty?
Below are two appearances of the quote, first from Corey Robin, who has been questioning the "Trump is the worst" propaganda coming from the center-left. Worse than Reagan? Really? Second is Lambert Strether liveblogging the debate, so typed on the fly and not wholly accurate but it captured the wonderfulness of the "jail moment."
TRUMP: And I tell you what, I didn’t think I would say this, but I’m going to and I hate to say it. But if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. Because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it. And we’re gonna have a special prosecutor.
CLINTON: Everything he just said is absolutely false, but I’m not surprised….Last time at the first debate ,we had millions of people fact checking so I expect we will have millions more fact checking because, you know, it’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.
TRUMP: Because you would be in jail.
October 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm
CLINTON [TRUMP?] It’s just words, folks, it’s just words. Heard when Hillary was going to bring back jobs to upstate NY. Inner cities. I’m gonna help AAs, Latinos, inner cities, she’s done a terrible job. She wants their votes, does nothing.
RADDATZ [Back to the tape.] Facebook, social network. Bring in social media question.
JEFF Trump says it’s changed him. How? When you walked off the bus, did that change you?
TRUMP Locker room talk, not proud of it. If you look at Bill Clinton, mine are words, his are actions. You can say it any way, Bill was abusive. Hillary attacked them viciously. Kathy Shelton. Don’t tell me about words. Absolutely I apologize for words. Clinton was impeached, lost his licesne to practice law, paid Paula Jones $850 It’s disgraceful and she should be shamed. [applause]
CLINTON So much not right. He can run his campaign as he wants. I am reminded of what my fried Michelle Obama said “When they go low, you go high [cheers]. If this were just about one video. But everyone can draw their own conclusions about whether the man on the stage is real. He never apologizes to anybody. Not ht Khans. Not the Federal judge. The reporter he mocked, our children were lying. Never apologized for the racist lie on birther. He needs to take
TRUMP Your campaign manager Sid B needs to apologize for sending the pictures around. And Michelle B. I’ve gotten to see the commercials talking about you Hillary. You talk about friends! You lost fair and square.
You should apologize for the 33K emails. And two boxes [???]
If I win, I am going to instruct my AG to get a special prosectutor to look into your situation. Never anything like this! You get a subpoena and then delete 33K and acid watch, bleach. People’s lives have been
CLINTON Everything he said is absolutely false. Good thing Trump isn’t in charge of the law.
TRUMP BC you’d be in jail [applause]