NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:21 PM
Donald Trump Wednesday urged Russian hackers to find the thousands of emails Hillary Clinton erased from her private server.
“Russia, if you are listening,” he told reporters, “I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Russian hackers are accused of sneaking into the Democratic National Committee’s email system and leaking thousands of embarrassing missives.
“They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted. You’d see some beauties, so we’ll see,” Trump said during a press conference at his Miami hotel.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he speaks about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email issues during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Wednesday, July 6.
Clinton handed over 30,000 work-related emails from her private server to the State Department. But another 30,000 were deleted because she claimed they had not relation to her public duties as Secretary of State.
Clinton’s campaign slammed the blustering billionaire’s hacker hopes.
“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,” Clinton spokesman Jake Sullivan said. “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.”
As for the DNC hack, Democrats and some security experts believe the Kremlin is attempting to sway the election for Trump, who has espoused his love for Vladimir Putin’s leadership style.
In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya.
The Trump campaign maintains that’s just an excuse to distract the public from the emails.
The released messages showed top DNC officials apparently working to support Clinton while taking shots at her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation Sunday as a result.