(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has gone after her rival, former President Donald Trump, over allegations that he tried to “erase” security footage from his Mar-a-Lago estate to cover up crimes.
Haley, a former South Carolina governor, is a former Trump ally he appointed as the US ambassador to the UN from 2017-2018.
Her attack on Trump came after, at the end of last week, the Biden Justice Department slapped the favorite for the 2024 GOP nomination with three extra charges in a superseding indictment on top of the 37 charges against him for allegedly mishandling classified US government papers.
According to the DOJ, Trump was helped by two of his subordinates to attempt to delete surveillance videos.
“None of that sounds good,” Haley told the CBS program “Face the Nation” in an interview on Sunday, insisting that only a person who had “something to hide” would try to “erase” footage.
“The same way it didn’t sound good when Hillary [Clinton] erased her emails. It doesn’t matter if you’re Republican or Democrat. It doesn’t matter if you’re Hillary or if you’re Trump. You shouldn’t be erasing anything unless you have something to hide,” the former Trump ally declared.
She vowed to “clean up” the US Justice Department if she became president.
“If I become president, the first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to make sure we clean up any sort — we’ll clean it up from the top and all of senior management. They have weaponized and put politics in the Department of Justice over years,” Haley promised.
“But everybody needs to be treated the same way. And that’s what the American people are frustrated about. It’s not that they don’t want people held accountable,” she elaborated.
She attacked her former boss further by stressing that if the accusations against Trump were true, that would be “incredibly dangerous to our national security.”
In June, the former president pleaded not guilty to the initial 37 charges against him filed by the DOJ in a federal court in Florida.
According to various polls, Trump remains the undisputed favorite for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination with over 50% support, while Haley’s hovers around 3-5%.