The Hillary Clinton campaign fired back at Donald Trump, after he called on Russia to find and release classified US documents during this morning's insane press conference.
Trump said, and I quote, "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."
Clinton's campaign labelled Trump a national security risk.
Clinton campaign says Donald Trump's comment about Russia accessing Clinton's emails is "a national security issue." pic.twitter.com/ypQVKgZLfF
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 27, 2016
"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."
"The first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage." pic.twitter.com/bpJjsvAVlU
— Laura Rosenberger (@rosenbergerlm) July 27, 2016
John Podesta also had some words to say:
The Russians do have a history of interfering with Democratic elections in Europe," campaign chairman John Podesta told reporters on Tuesday. "I think it would be unprecedented in the United States."
Asked about Trump's relationship with Russia, in light of the leaks, Podesta added, "He certainly has a bromance with Mr. Putin, so I don't know."
Someone in the White House is going to have to set some limits on what Donald Trump is told in those National Security briefings he will receive starting Friday.