Speaking to Clinton and her daughter Chelsea on his US talk show, Colbert asked: “We learnt about the Trump-Ukraine call [and] the private server. Is it time to, dare I say, ‘lock him up?’”
The phrase, a spin on a refrain used repeatedly by Trump and his supporters during the 2016 election about Clinton herself, was met with cheers from the audience.
“We have started an impeachment inquiry, which will look at the evidence, and I think that’s exactly what should be done,” Clinton replied.
She continued, “I believe strongly that this particular incident has had such a huge impact because we’ve known for a long time that he was a corrupt businessman who cheated people.
“But to see him in the office of the president, putting his own personal and political interests ahead of the national security of our country, just pierced through whatever confusion or denial people had.”
The audience clapped and cheered in response.
Trump is currently being investigated over a phone call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in which it is said he appeared to attempt to leverage military aid for personal political gain.
Last night, Trump likened the investigation to a “coup”, and one designed to strip Americans of their freedoms.
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