President Donald Trump said on April 12 that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "was guilty on every charge" (video below).
Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo reported that Trump lifted the federal hiring freeze that he put in place (on his first day in office), but now has hundreds of positions to fill.
"....They are obstructing," Trump told Bartiromo. "They're obstructionists, so I have people -- hundreds of people -- that we're trying to get through. You see the backlog, can't get them through. And then the newspapers will say, 'Trump doesn't get them through.' It's nothing to do with me. Statutorily, you have to go through his process."
Bartiromo asked Trump if it was a mistake to leave FBI Director James Comey in his job. Trump said he had confidence in Comey.
"When Jim Comey came out, he saved Hillary Clinton, people don't realize that," Trump asserted. "He saved her life ... When he was reading those charges, she was guilty on every charge, and then he said she was essentially OK."
Comey never read any criminal charges against Clinton when he chose not to charge her with any crimes in July 2016 regarding her private email and server.
Comey said Clinton was "extremely careless" and contradicted herself on some statements, but added, "our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," according to The New York Times.
Comey added that the FBI did not find that Clinton willfully mishandled or intentionally transmitted classified information.
Back on Fox Business News, Bartiromo asked Trump why Comey still had his job.
"I want to give everybody a good, fair chance," Trump said. "Director Comey was very, very good to Hillary Clinton. That I can tell you. If he weren't, she would be right now going to trial."
Bartiromo then asked Trump if he was going to push for Clinton's prosecution, but he quickly said, "I don't want to talk about that."
Trump did not say what alleged crimes Clinton committed.
Trump repeated his assertion that he was "wiretapped" by the Obama administration by pointing to Susan Rice, the former national security advisor under the Obama administration, who reportedly requested the unmasking of people who were being investigated, which happened to include Trump associates.
"What they did is horrible," Trump added.
Eli Lake of Bloomberg View noted that Rice's actions were likely legal: "The standard for senior officials to learn the names of U.S. persons incidentally collected is that it must have some foreign intelligence value, a standard that can apply to almost anything. This suggests Rice's unmasking requests were likely within the law."