Trump Reaches Out to Russian Hackers

In a press conference held today, Donald Trump made the following statement:

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the thirty thousand emails that are missing.  I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.  Let’s see if that happens.”

In response, Jake Sullivan, an advisor to the Clinton campaign, released the following:

“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.  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.”

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta commented that Trump’s remarks call his loyalty to the U.S. into question and may evidence the existence of a conspiracy with a foreign power.

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