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Trunp's comments in Doral brings swift rebuke from Clinton campaign



Democrats, and some Republicans, criticized Donald Trump's comments from Doral today encouraging Russian hackers to surface Hillary Clinton's emails.

"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 Clinton advisor 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."

The Trump campaign used Mike Pence for cleanup, issuing this statement:

"The FBI will get to the bottom of who is behind the hacking. If it is Russia and they are interfering in our elections, I can assure you both parties and the United States government will ensure there are serious consequences. That said, the Democrats singularly focusing on who might be behind it and not addressing the basic fact that they've been exposed as a party who not only rigs the government, but rigs elections while literally accepting cash for federal appointments is outrageous. The American people now have absolute and further proof of the corruption that exists around Hillary Clinton. It should disqualify her from office, if the media did their job."

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:44pm]


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