Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took aim at President Trump Monday by tweeting, "I don't know who needs to hear this, but the president is not above the law.”
I don't know who needs to hear this, but the president is not above the law.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 3, 2019
This observation is especially rich as the former Secretary of State avoided prosecution over her mishandling of classified information on her private email server when running for president.
Twitter users were quick to pick up on the hypocrisy.
Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra responded by tweeting "neither are Secretary's of State."
Neither are Secretary's of State who use BleachBit to destroy 30,000 emails worth of evidence in an FBI criminal investigation into their illegal use of a private server to conduct official government business. https://t.co/zZ5KRxYWFS— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 3, 2019
Other users called attention to Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, and his unlawful conduct.
Yet @BillClinton was not removed from office despite perjury and despite a special counsel using the term guilty on POTUS almost a dozen times; unlike in this case where the SC left it hanging.— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) June 3, 2019
Perhaps you and your husband https://t.co/RXUB4a0hDv— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) June 3, 2019
Youth coalition "Students for Trump" kept the focus on the failed presidential nominee by tweeting that Clinton "evaded prison because she was protected by Obama's DOJ."
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but Hillary Clinton evaded prison because she was protected by Obama’s DOJ.— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) June 3, 2019
She was placed above the law by corrupt officials, for the sake of the Presidential election.
Yet she still lost... pic.twitter.com/e0ItlkOge8
Perhaps the icing on the cake was Donald Trump Jr.'s response.
But apparently you are. https://t.co/CLeyxKnRZN— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 4, 2019
Fox News Contributor Mollie Hemingway said on Fox & Friends Tuesday that Clinton's tweet shows that she is "the last person who should be talking about whether people are above the law. She should have not been above the law when she mishandled classified information."
Clinton's comments come days after she received backlash over her politically charged commencement address she delivered for Hunter College in New York City.