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Remarks at the Jeffco Fairgrounds Event Center in Golden, Colorado

October 29, 2016

Real change also means getting rid of the corruption in Washington.

As you have heard, it was just announced yesterday that the FBI is reopening their investigation into the criminal and illegal conduct of Hillary Clinton.

This is the biggest political scandal since Watergate, and it is everybody's deepest hope that justice, at last, can be delivered.

Hillary has nobody but herself to blame for her mounting legal troubles.

Her criminal action was willful, deliberate, intentional and purposeful.

Hillary set-up an illegal server for the obvious purpose of shielding her criminal conduct from public disclosure.

She set-up this illegal server knowing full well that her actions put our national security at risk, and put the safety and security of your children at risk.

To further cover-up her crimes, she bleached and deleted 33,000 emails after a Congressional Subpoena, made 13 phones disappear – some with a hammer, lied to Congress under oath, lied to the FBI, and then two boxes of email evidence went mysteriously missing.

She even pretended not to know that the letter "C" meant confidential information that was classified.

As the recent release of a memo from one of Bill Clinton's closest associates demonstrates, the Clintons have turned the government into a scheme for personal profit.

The Clintons even saw the deadly disaster in Haiti as an opportunity to cash-in.

The WikiLeaks revelations have revealed a degree of corruption at the highest levels of our government like nothing we've ever seen before – including a candidate who boasts to donors about having a public position for the voters, and a private position for Wall Street.

Hillary put the office of Secretary of State up for sale and, if she ever got the chance, she'd put the Oval Office up for sale too.

Hillary should have been convicted long ago.

That the legal process has been taking this long is incredible.

And now it's reported that the Department of Justice is fighting the FBI – that's because the Department of Justice is trying to protect her.

97% of Department of Justice employees' presidential contributions went to Hillary Clinton.

There are those, and I happen to be one of them, who think Hillary offered Lorretta Lynch a reappointment as Attorney General.

Perhaps that was what Bill Clinton was doing in the secret meeting on the tarmac in Arizona.

He said it was to play golf, but he never played, and it was over 100 degrees.

This is what we mean when we call it a rigged system.

Now the Attorney General is fighting the FBI for doing what was right – but what should have been done many months ago.

Perhaps, through this other investigation, they found what may be some of the 33,000 missing and deleted emails Hillary tried desperately to destroy, even going so far as to use digital bleach.

The stakes on November 8th could not be higher.

A vote for Hillary is vote a to surrender our government to public corruption, graft and cronyism that threatens the very foundations of our Constitutional system.

What makes us exceptional is that we are a nation of laws, and that we are all equal under those laws – Hillary's corruption shreds that foundational principle.

Public Corruption is a grave and profound threat to a Democracy.

Government corruption spreads outward, like a cancer, and infects the operations of government itself.

If the corruption is not removed, then the people are not able to have faith in their government.

It deadens and saps the spirit of civic participation.

Corruption decays our trust in institutions and our legal system.

When the outcome is fixed, when the system is rigged, people lose hope. They detach. Our society becomes unplugged and unhinged.

When the powerful can get away with anything, because they have the money and the connections to rig the system, then the laws lose their moral authority.

Hillary believes money and power – not truth and justice – should rule the day.

As FDR once said, government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.

This is what we often see in Third World countries – where the governments are often run by a small handful of corrupt people for their personal enrichment.

Corruption is corrosive to every institution of government, and it must be stopped.

Restoring honesty to our government, and the rule of law to our society, will be my highest priority as President.

We must save the America.

That is why My Contract With The American Voter begins with a plan to end government corruption and take our country back from the special interests.

I want the entire corrupt Washington establishment to hear and to heed the words I am about to say.

When we win on November 8th, We Are Going To Washington, D.C. And We Are Going To DRAIN THE SWAMP.

NOTE: As prepared for delivery.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks at the Jeffco Fairgrounds Event Center in Golden, Colorado Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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