Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton: Fox News 'Getting Awfully Close To Actual Malice In Their Attacks' Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back at former President Donald Trump amid reports of her 2016 campaign spying on Trump Tower and the White House.

Clinton recently accused Fox News of lying about her in an attempt to spread disinformation regarding the Special Counsel John Durham probe. The former presidential candidate said during her recent speech at the 2022 New York State Democratic Convention in New York City that people "can't get distracted by the latest culture war nonsense or a new right wing lie on Fox or Facebook."

According to Fox News, she said, "By the way, they are after me again lately, in case you may have noticed." In fact, she finds it funny that the "more trouble Trump gets into the wilder the charges and conspiracy theories about me seem to get." She continued by saying that Fox News "leads the charge with accusations against" her counting on their viewers to fall for it again.

During her speech, she blasted the Republican Party as violent, divisive and dangerous to American democracy. The former Secretary of State said that Americans are in "uncharted territory, and make no mistake, our adversaries around the world are watching." She noted that Republicans are defending "coup plotters," and that they are "curbing voting rights at precisely, the moment when democracy needs champions."

She went on to say that when "we should be standing together against autocracies like Russia and China, Jan. 6 last year was a gift to them because they know something we need to remember." According to her, America is only "as strong as our unity and our democracy allows us to be."

Clinton had been silent following the court filing from Durham, who claimed that a technology executive accessed servers that belonged to Trump Tower and the White House. The technology executive reportedly did so to compile dirt on Trump related to Russia. On Wednesday, she criticized Trump and Fox News in a tweet for "desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones."

After her tweet, Trump released two statements accusing the Democrats of an "espionage campaign on his New York City apartment" and "another way to undermine the 2020 election". Trump also asked "who gave Crooked Hillary Clinton’s 'plumbers' their orders?"

Meanwhile, during an interview, Trump said the Department of Justice should "absolutely" declassify remaining records related to the original Trump-Russia investigation. Trump said that the DOJ "should declassify, absolutely, especially in light of what has just happened and what has just been revealed." He was referring to Durham’s Feb. 11 court filing.

The controversy has also reminded many of the Watergate scandal. Daily Mail reported that in June 1972, five men were arrested after they broke into Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate offices in Washington, DC. President Richard Nixon was brought down when it was found that the five men had been bugging the offices for the Republicans. Now, the word 'Watergate' is used as Republicans brandish new claims that Clinton's presidential campaign might have spied on Trump.

Hillary Clinton
Former US Secretary of State and former senator Hillary Clinton speaks during the New York Democratic Party 2022 state Nominating Convention, in New York City on February 17, 2022. - New York Democrats are holding a 2-day convention starting February 16, 2022. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

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