Clinton's email scandal vs. Watergate

Rep. John Mica, (R-FL), compares the Hillary Clinton email probe to President Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.

Rep. Mica: It’s the Cover-Up that Got Clinton Into So Much Trouble

By Election FOXBusiness

With the FBI’s decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, and just one week to go before Election Day, Rep. John Mica, (R-FL), weighed in on the political fallout from Clinton’s most recent scandal.

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“Hillary Clinton’s really set herself up for this. She’s tried to drag out the investigation and it is a lot like Watergate, it wasn’t the break-in that got folks in trouble, it was the cover-up. She’s had an ally in the Department of Justice that just tried to stop or tamp down Comey going forward with this investigation,” Mica told the FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto.

Mica speculated over how the Obama Administration will handle Clinton’s situation.

“I think the White House has to be looking at the options, some sort of pardon, a blanket pardon for her, whether she gets elected or doesn’t. I mean she is in serious trouble.”

When Cavuto suggested that Hillary Clinton could potentially pardon herself if elected president, Mica responded, “I don’t think that would go over big.”

According to Mica, Clinton and her campaign only have themselves to blame for attempting to cover up the scandal.

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“Again, dragging it out, trying to bury the facts, destroy some of the evidence, the emails, it’s now coming out and it’s going to haunt them.”

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Mica then explained the need for accountability no matter who the offender is.

“It’s a very serious situation and people have to be held accountable whether it’s the president, a candidate for president or future president.”

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