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Pence on Clinton: 'Most Dishonest Candidate … Since Richard Nixon'

After the release of Hillary Clinton's FBI notes, Republican candidate Mike Pence called Clinton 'the most dishonest candidate ... since Richard Nixon.'
Pence at OSU
Pence at OSU Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Columbus, OH (Matt Rivera / Matt Rivera )Matt Rivera / Matt Rivera

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence reacted to the FBI’s notes on its interview with Hillary Clinton by calling her “the most dishonest candidate for President of the United States since Richard Nixon” in an exclusive interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press."

“It is a tough charge,” Pence conceded when pressed, “But, come on.”

The Indiana governor continued, “What’s evident from all of the revelations over the last several weeks is that Hillary Clinton operated in such a way to keep her emails, and particularly her interactions while Secretary of State with the Clinton Foundation, out of the public reach, out of public accountability.”

All of the revelations regarding Clinton’s use of private email, according to Pence, “truly does disqualify her from serving as President of the United States.”

While Clinton battles accusations of secrecy and wrongdoing, the Trump campaign also has questions to answer on the issue of transparency.

Neither Donald Trump nor Mike Pence have released their tax returns – but Pence says that will change soon.

“Donald Trump and I are both going to release our tax returns,” Pence pledged. “I’ll release mine in the next week.”

Pence, however, wouldn’t commit to a timeline on when Trump’s returns would come out: “Donald Trump will be releasing his tax returns at the completion of an audit.”

Pressed on if that would be before November’s election, Pence replied, “Well, we’ll see.”