“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Donald said at an event on Wednesday (July 27). “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
“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,” Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clinton‘s chief foreign policy adviser said (via the New York Times). “This has gone from being a mattter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”
Donald also posted the plea to Russia on Twitter.
If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton's 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2016