Republican candidate in the US presidential election, Donald Trump, has threatened to jail Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival, if he ends up being elected next month.
Speaking on Monday during the second presidential debate, Trump said he would hire a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton when elected.
He told his opponent to be ashamed of herself for telling so much lies and destroying lives by deleting 33,000 emails.
Taking responsibility for the issue of the mails, and denying some of the allegations, Clinton said someone with Trump’s temperament should not be president, but he fired back: “Because you will be in jail.”
“I have never said this, and I hate to say this. I didn’t think I was going to say this, but I’m going to say it. If I win, I am going to get my attorney-general to look into your lies,” he said.
“I will instruct him to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. People’s lives have been destroyed because of one-fifth of what you have done.
“There has never been anything like it. We’re going to have a special prosecutor.
“She hasn’t changed, and she never will change. She has tremendous hatred in her heart.
“She has bad judgment, so bad that she should never be the president of the US.”
Trump tendered an apology over the scandal which started haunting him just a few weeks to the election, and accused Bill Clinton of doing worse things to women.
Trump was caught on a hot microphone bragging in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women.
The incident, which happened in 2005, has been the biggest setback to his campaign.
Unlike the first debate, both of them refrained from shaking hands in the beginning. They only nodded and smiled at each other.
But in the end, Trump walked up to her and stretched his right hand, and they shook hands briefly.
Trump had earlier organised a press conference, which had in attendance women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault and harassment.
The women – Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Wiley – were in the audience as the debate kicked off.
Jones filed a sexual harassment suit against Bill in 1991, Broaddrick accused Bill of rape in 1978, and Wiley, a former White House aide, accused him of groping her in 1993.
Bill was never charged in any of the cases, and he settled a sexual harassment suit with Jones for $850,000.