Trump calls for Russia to hack Clinton, ‘find the 30,000 emails that are missing’

The Dallas Morning News

Donald Trump has a message for Russia: Find Hillary Clinton’s emails.

In a press conference Wednesday, the Republican presidential nominee said that the missing emails from Clinton’s private email server would reveal “some beauties.”

He then issued a plea: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”   

Trump dismissed a question about whether he was actually suggesting another country should hack Clinton’s private email, or at least meddle in U.S. elections, The New York Times reports.

Trump said, “That’s up to the president” and then finally told the female journalist to “be quiet — let the president talk to them,” The Times reports.

Clinton’s campaign said Trump is encouraging 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,” Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s chief foreign policy adviser, told The Times. “This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”

Clinton’s campaign has said that Russia hacked computers belonging to the Democratic National Convention and released those emails on the eve of the party’s convention to benefit Trump’s candidacy. Trump dismissed the claims saying it’s not clear who hacked those emails, but the hacking is a sign that foreign countries no longer respect the U.S.

Trump says statements that Russia was responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee were “far-fetched, so ridiculous.” He said blaming Russia was deflecting attention from the embarrassing material in the emails, which WikiLeaks published last week on its website.

Trump said Wednesday at a press conference in Doral, Florida, “Russia has no respect for our country, if it is Russia. It could be China. It could be someone sitting in his bedroom.

“Trump said the emails, which showed DNC staffers behind the scenes supporting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, demonstrated that the primary elections were what he called “a fixed race.”

“It was a rigged race, totally rigged,” Trump said.

From The Associated Press

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20160727-trump-calls-for-russia-to-hack-clinton-find-the-30000-emails-that-are-missing.ece

3 thoughts on “Trump calls for Russia to hack Clinton, ‘find the 30,000 emails that are missing’

  1. “He then issued a plea: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”

    LOL… this, from a different article…

    “If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday at a press conference…”

    33? Interesting, no? 🙄

  2. Like his asking them to do it makes a difference in the question of whether they could or would. If you think about it all he’s really asking (all he really can be asking), is for them to share if they do in fact know….

  3. Controlled opposition and playing the phoney political game. That’s what Trump does best. He’s such a moron.

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