In comments that appeared to condone the hacking of sensitive US correspondence, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday said he hoped Russia locates missing e-mails sent by Hillary Clinton when she was US secretary of state.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing,” Trump said during a news conference. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That’ll be nice.”
At the same event, Trump also said, “I’m not gonna tell Putin what to do. Why should I tell Putin what to do?… It’s not even about Russia or China or whoever it is that’s doing the hacking. It’s about the things they said in those e-mails. They were terrible things.” A video of the entire news conference is here.
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