Presidential Candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that he hopes Russia finds a way to recover her 30,000 missing emails. He said exactly, “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.”
This comes after hackers from Russia are currently being accused of hacking emails for users that work for the Democratic National Committee. According to the White House, intelligence agencies have told them with “high confidence” that they believe it was the work of the Russian government.
People from Hillary Clinton’s campaign took offense. Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s chief foreign police adviser, said, “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. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”