Trump Asks Russia to Find Hillary’s Missing Emails, Media Attacks, Makes Treason Allegation

By Ashley Parker. Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he hoped Russia had hacked Hillary Clinton’s email, essentially encouraging an adversarial foreign power to cyberspy on a secretary of state’s correspondence.

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said, staring directly into the cameras during a news conference. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

Mr. Trump’s call was an extraordinary moment at a time when Russia is being accused of meddling in the United States’ presidential election. His comments came amid questions about the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computer servers, which American intelligence agencies have told the White House they have “high confidence” was the work of the Russian government. (Read more from “Donald Trump Asks Russia to Find Hillary Clinton’s Missing Emails” HERE)


Media Accuses Trump of ‘Treason’

By Joe Kovacs. Donald Trump’s suggestion Wednesday that Russia help find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails is being viewed by some as a joke, while others say it’s tantamount to treason. . .

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Former CIA Director Leon Panetta told CNN Trump’s remarks were “totally outrageous,” and he questioned the Republican presidential nominee’s loyalty to the U.S . . .

Journalist David Gregory, speaking on a CNN roundtable, said Trump’s comments were childish:

“You know, I’ve run out of words to express my shock in how, uh, completely beyond the pale that Donald Trump is as a potential leader of the Free World, the commander-in-chief of our country. This was truly beyond the pale,” Gregory said. . .

When asked if he was concerned that he may be encouraging Moscow to spy on the Democratic Party, Trump said, “It gives me no pause. If Russia or China or any of those country gets those emails, I’ve got to be honest with you, I’d love to see them.” (Read more from “Trump Asks Russia to Help, Media Accuses Trump of ‘Treason'” HERE)

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