Republican nominee Donald Trump said Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz took the fall for Hillary Clinton in the wake of the party's email scandal.

Trump compared Wasserman Schultz to an "innocent lamb" being sacrificed for the greater good for the party, explaining that was why she was picked up by Clinton's campaign as the honorary chair of its 50-state outreach program following her forced resignation from the party's committee.

"She [Wasserman Schultz] was the arm of Hillary. She worked for Hillary essentially," Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity late Monday. "She was the one leading the charge for Hillary."

The billionaire businessman-turned-politician said Clinton's claims that she knew nothing about the DNC's plans to help her were bogus.

"Hillary knew everything that was going on. Hillary probably saw all of these emails at some point," Trump charged. "Every hour of every day she's following those emails."

Trump blamed the media for not covering the Democratic scandal as they would if it had happened to him. The GOP nominee has previously said he does not send emails because they are permanent and can always be dug up and used as weapons.