Former New York City Mayor and U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday he doesn't think there is any way Hillary Clinton should be able to avoid facing an indictment for the "secretive and highly classified"
government information found on the private email server she used while secretary of state.
"[There are] 13 violations of federal law that she arguably committed," Giuliani told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program
. "This is about as clear as it gets. It is a crime to negligently handle top secret material."
Giuliani said in his days in the government, there were times he'd be at work until 2 a.m. because he never took top secret materials out of his office.
"Now, how can she put all this out there and not get proceeded against by the government," said Giuliani, noting that there is currently a push to demote former Gen. David Petraeus'
rank over his sharing of secret information with his biographer and mistress.
"They treated it — in the case of Petraeus — as a major crime, and his actions are a hundredth of hers," said Giuliani. "She misrepresented about it. She's lied about it. She said she had no top secret material. It's absurd."
And as Clinton "destroyed 34,000 emails," Giuliani said that he would have argued, as a prosecutor, "that's evidence of a guilty knowledge . . . the destruction is evidence of guilty knowledge, evidentiary principle that you can use against someone when they're in a situation where who knows what's on those 34,000 e-mails."
Further, he denied that the probe is politically motivated, as it is the FBI, part of the Obama administration, that is doing the investigation.
In addition, Giuliani pointed out, the FBI has opened a second investigation into the Clinton Foundation, which he would find "really worrying" if he were her attorney.
Giuliani also commented on the news that Sarah Palin had decided to back Donald Trump's bid for the GOP nomination, saying it "hurts a lot" that she chose him over rival Ted Cruz, after supporting his winning Senate bid.
The endorsement, said Giuliani, will likely not only help in Iowa, but in New Hampshire and South Carolina as well, as it will "generally mean shoring up part of that conservative base that might have some doubts about."
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