Oliver North, a central figure in President Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contra scandal, asked Donald Trump supporters if they would hold Hillary Clinton “accountable for all of the crimes she committed.”
Holding up a copy of the Constitution at a rally in Leesburg, Virginia, North noted the first three words of the document: “We the people.”
“Who is it that’s going to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for all the crimes that she’s committed?” he asked.
“We the people!” the crowd shouted.
“That’s just exactly what happened today,” North said, referring to FBI Director James Comey. “He said, ‘I can’t do anything about the problems, we’re not going to deal with it.'”
“But I’ll tell you who can. We the people!” he continued. “The government institutions that are supposed to hold people accountable aren’t doing it.”
In 1988, North was convicted of three felonies connected to the Iran-Contra affair. Those convictions were later overturned on the grounds that members of the prosecution used his congressional testimony to help convict him.
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(h/t: Betsy Woodruff)