Trump Wednesday called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email and be ‘ rewarded by US press.
CNN quoted Trump saying this during a news conference in Florida, “Russia, if you’re listening I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
That was no it, Trump went on to repeat his call on Twitter too lately after the convention.
“If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!” Trump tweeted.
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!
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NewsGlobal quoted CNN about Clinton’s response over the issue. Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Trump’s comments amounted to encouraging “a foreign power to conduct espionage.”
“This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent,” said Hillary for America senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan. “That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”