GOP nominee Donald Trump bemoaned the spread of "political agendas" into the Department of Justice at a Wednesday event in Miami.
Trump pointed to a WikiLeaks-released email showing a DOJ official with ties to Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, tipped him off about the investigation into her use of a private email server.
"The system is rigged, remember that," Trump told a cheering crowd of supporters. "One of the top Department of Justice officials involved in the email investigation, assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik, an associate of John Podesta . . . was feeding information about the investigation into the Clinton campaign."
Kadzik wrote it would "be a while before the state posts the emails," Trump said. "Podesta forwarded the emails to Clinton's top staff and said, 'additional chances for mischief.' These are the people that want to run our country, folks."
According to the leaked emails, Kadzik wrote an email to Podesta on May 19, 2015 with the subject line "heads up," writing "there is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails."
Podesta forwarded the information to several other top campaign aides, including Jennifer Palmieri, Brian Fallon, Cheryl Mills, and Heather Samuelson, among others, and told them the "additional chances for mischief" warning.
Kadzik, as an assistant attorney general, is helping lead the Justice Department's renewed probe on Hillary Clinton's email server.
Podesta, in another email, praised Kadzik for keeping him "out of jail" during the Bill Clinton administration, Fox News reported. In 1998, he represented Podesta when independent counsel Kenneth Starr was investigating him for helping Monica Lewinsky get a job with the United Nations.
The spread of such political agendas is unprecedented, Trump said, and it is "one of the saddest things that has happened to our country."
He urged supporters to show up at the polls early and vote, even if the lines are "incredible."
"The polls are all saying we are going to win Florida, don't believe it, don't believe it," Trump said. "Get out there and vote. Pretend we are slightly behind. You have to get out. We don't want to blow this. This is the one chance we have. It'll never happen again. It's not going to happen in four years; it's not going to happen. It can't happen again."
He also attacked Clinton for her stance on Obamacare, saying she wants to make it "more expensive," before returning to attacks about her email server.
"This is the biggest scandal since Watergate," he said. "Now it's been reported that there are FBI inquiries probing virtually all of Hillary Clinton's inner circle and many of the things she's done over the years. It's about time . . . she wants to blame everyone else for her mounting legal troubles, but she really has no one to blame but herself. Hillary is the one who set up the illegal private email server to shield her criminal activity."
A Clinton election would create an "unprecedented and protracted Constitutional crisis," Trump also said. "Haven't we just been through a lot with the Clintons? Remember when he was impeached for lying? He can't practice law; he doesn't have the right to practice law. Didn't we just go through this?"
Trump said WikiLeaks is planning another drop today, but meanwhile, Clinton "should be ashamed of herself. "
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