Donald Trump Just Asked Russia To Hack Hillary Clinton's Emails

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"I have big returns, as you know, and I have everything all approved and very attractive and we'll be working that over in the next period of time", the billionaire real estate developer and entertainer said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press".

Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis who was shot at gas station in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012 for playing loud music, praised Hillary Clinton for sitting down with mothers who have lost children to gun violence. "That's what he said, that's what I said". It drew comparison with the film The Manchurian Candidate, in which an American beocmes an unwitting puppet of a foreign power.

During the news conference at his Doral golf resort, which lasted more than 45 minutes, Trump also called Obama, a Democrat, the most "ignorant" president ever.

Former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed shock at Trump's statements. "You know what the N-word is".

We agree on all those points and still find Trump's invitation for a rival foreign power to intrude on USA elections as far more careless.

"I would treat Vladimir Putin firmly, but there's nothing that I can think of that I'd rather do than have Russian Federation friendly as opposed to the way they are right now".

Security experts say it appears likely that Russian agents hacked into the email server of the Democratic National Committee over the past year.

Mr Trump predicted that there would be some "beauties" among them.

Mr Obama hinted yesterday Russian Federation may have leaked the emails in order to boost the Republican's campaign.

He said if Russian Federation, or any other foreign government, is, in fact, behind the hack, it shows how little respect other countries have for the current government.

Donald Trump Just Asked Russia To Hack Hillary Clinton's Emails
Donald Trump Just Asked Russia To Hack Hillary Clinton's Emails

The comments by the Republican candidate were quickly condemned by the Democrats. "That's not hyperbole, those are just the facts", Clinton senior advisor Jake Sullivan said in a statement.

"Of course we shouldn't encourage the Russians to hack into anybody's e-mail, but this wouldn't have been an issue if Hillary Clinton hadn't put classified information on her private server", he said.

Whether Trump's recent comments are merely a way to steal attention away from Clinton during her party's convention or if-to borrow a phrase from Trump-"something else is going on", well, that's for you to decide. Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, took a different approach from Trump to the release of the Democratic Party emails, saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation would get to the bottom of the matter.

He later added: "If Russia or China or any other country has those emails, I mean, to be honest with you, I'd love to see them".

"Never have we had a candidate so tied to a foreign power, especially one that is so hostile to the many ways, and one that is actively messing with our election", an unnamed former intelligence official told HuffPo political reporter Ryan Grim. It said the allegations were nothing more than "horror stories".

Weiner had said on Wednesday that he would run again for mayor of NY if Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., would decide to run for the position. "I don't think [Russian President Vladimir Putin] respects Clinton".

Trump was in New York City and Putin was in Moscow. "If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say, I may be the first woman president but one of you is next", she said after thanking her supporters.

Clinton made history when she became the first woman to be officially nominated for president by a major U.S. party.

By focusing on Clinton's email drama, Trump drew attention away from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where US President Barack Obama was due to speak on Wednesday night and Clinton was expected to accept the party's presidential nomination on Thursday. Ross supports Clinton and has campaigned with her.

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