Hillary Clinton weighs in on a 'New York Times' report that President Trump tried to get the Justice Department to investigate the 2016 Democratic nominee for president and former FBI Director James Comey. Clinton said she is living rent-free in President Trump's head, calling it "not a very nice place."
"This is as big a sign of a guilty conscience or a real fear that you could possibly have," Clinton told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. "I mean, I'm living rent-free inside of Donald Trump's brain. And it's not a very nice place to be, I can tell you that. So I don't know what they're talking about."
Clinton said she has been investigated many times and the results have always been to her "satisfaction" and to the dismay of Republicans. Clinton said she fires up the "hardcore" Republican base and when the party is in doubt they "go after me."
"I've been investigated repeatedly by the other side," she said Wednesday night. "And much to their dismay, but to my, you know, satisfaction, it's been for naught."
RACHEL MADDOW, HOST: I don't know when we're going to get Mueller's testimony. I don't know how that's going to happen, but I feel like that's something that a lot of this is really hanging on.
I want to ask you about one sort of sidebar issue that came up in Mueller's report that has since been added to by 'The New York Times,' it's about you.
Mueller's report says that in October 2017, President Trump met privately with then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and asked him to take a look at investigating Clinton. Then, this past week, 'The New York Times' has reported that last spring, 2018, Trump also asked Don McGahn, his White House counsel, to get the Justice Department to investigate you and former FBI Director James Comey.
Today, the Attorney General refused to answer questions as to whether the White House had ever directed him to initiate specific investigations. You're the only person in the country whose opinion I want to hear in response to those developments. What do you make of that?
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, what I make of it is, this is as big a sign of a guilty conscience or a real fear that you could possibly have. I mean, I'm living rent-free inside of Donald Trump's brain. And it's not a very nice place to be, I can tell you that. So I don't know what they're talking about.
I've been investigated repeatedly by the other side. And much to their dismay, but to my, you know, satisfaction, it's been for naught.
I testified for 11 hours in the Benghazi hearing after what seven committees said there was nothing there. This is a diversion attack.
Look, it is very sad to me that the lies that were told about me, the accusations that were made about me, have unfortunately had some residue. People say well, you know, if she's going to be investigated so much and they're going to be saying all these terrible things even though nothing ever happens, maybe there's something to it. Because I guess it is one of their tools to fire up their hardcore base. When in doubt, go after me.
MSNBC: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with Rachel Maddow about the successful Russian interference in the 2016 election and the dangers of Republicans putting partisanship ahead of national security just because their candidate was the beneficiary of that interference.