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Trump says he’ll appoint ‘special prosecutor’ to look into Clinton’s emails

“Because you'd be in jail.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump responds to a question during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he plans to appoint a special prosecutor to examine Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server if he's elected president during Sunday’s presidential debate.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump responds to a question during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump said that he hadn't planned to say this publicly, "but if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation."

He added: “Because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it. And we're going to have a special prosecutor.”

Trump said Americans are “furious” about Clinton’s use of a private email server.

“There has never been anything like this where e-mails and you get a subpoena -- you get a subpoena and after getting the subpoena, you delete 330,000 e-mails,” he said, adding that Clinton proceeded to “acid wash them or bleach them, as you would say-- a very expensive process.”

“So we're going to get a special prosecutor, and we’re going to look into it,” Trump said. “Because you know what? People have been — their lives have been destroyed for doing one fifth of what you’ve done. And it’s a disgrace. And honestly, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.”

Clinton replied: “Everything he just said is absolutely false, but I’m not surprised,” urging those watching the debate to visit her website for “fact checking.”

“It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” she added.

“Because you'd be in jail,” Trump quipped back.

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