On Saturday, Michele Bachmann suggested that Hillary Clinton's campaign was somehow involved in the release of a 2005 tape in which Donald Trump can be heard making sexually inappropriate comments about women, notes CNN.
The former congresswoman and Trump supporter was a call-in guest on CNN; after she was asked about the controversy surrounding the Republican candidate, she responded, "The Clinton campaign had to change the conversation because she had a lot of really bad news this week. And so this 11-year-old bad boy locker room talk, this is how she wanted to do it. She's trying to tell the media what she wants them to focus on, the questions that she wants Anderson Cooper and people in the room to ask her on Sunday night, that's what this is really about because she had some very bad news."
Bachmann was referring to the second presidential debate which is scheduled to happen on Sunday in St. Louis.
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Republican congressional candidate Michele Bachmann and Karl Rove, senior adviser to President Bush, greet guests after Rove addressed Bachmann's fundraiser Friday, July 21, 2006, in Stillwater, Minn. Bachmann, a state senator, is running for Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, poses for photos with Republican congressional candidate Michele Bachmann, center, and Gov. Tim Pawlenty, right, in Blaine, Minn., Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006. McCain came to Minnesota to campaign for Pawlenty in his bid for re-election in a tight race against Democrat Mike Hatch. (AP Photo/Jim Mione)
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., addresses a Tea Party rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington, Thursday, April 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., holds the trophy "Hot Dish," during the "Hot Dish Off," cooking contest in the office of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. gestures while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., surrounded by supporters and media heads into the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, after speaking at an Americans for Prosperity "Cut Spending Now," rally. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, center, answers a question asked by CNN's John King, left, as Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., right, listens during the first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., talks about growing up in Waterloo, Iowa in front her childhood home Sunday, June 26, 2011. Bachmann, a tea party favorite, planned to kick off her campaign to unseat President Barack Obama Monday in Waterloo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. poses for photos with supporters in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, June 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)
Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., reacts as she steps off her campaign bus before speaking to local residents during a meeting at the local community center, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in Atlantic, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Republican presidential candidates pose for a photo before the start of the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate at the CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. Pictured from left to right: former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; businessman Herman Cain; Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., buys a corn dog as she campaigns at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Confetti falls as Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and her husband Marcus rally supporters at the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., delivers the Republican response to the speech by President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. attends a book signing at Books-A-Million Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Rock Hill, S.C. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is pushing back after rival Newt Gingrich called her "factually challenged." (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., accompanied by fellow House members, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, on the second anniversary of passage of President Obama's health care overhaul. From left are, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Bachmann, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann speaks during a rally opposing the Iran nuclear deal outside the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Despite her claims, she reportedly admitted to Chris Matthews during a program on MSNBC that she did not have proof about Clinton's involvement in the tape.
Meanwhile, Trump released a video apology online, saying in part, "I've never said I'm a perfect person. Nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret and the words released today on this more than a decade old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it. I was wrong and I apologize."