Every time you think the absurdity from Donald Trump can not become even more so–it does. Today Trump openly encouraged Russia to commit espionage against the U.S.
Stop and think about that for a moment: One of the two people who will become the next president is encouraging foreign espionage against this country.
And America needs to fight back and make sure this dangerous person is never allowed anywhere near the White House.
Today Hillary Clinton’s campaign fought back over Trump’s suggestion that Russia should hack the Democrat’s email system was an unprecedented move that has become a national security issue. And they are correct to make such a statement.
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,” said senior policy aide Jake Sullivan. “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.”
What started this truly upsetting and un-America story was when Trump, Speaking at a news conference, said “It would be interesting to see, I will tell you this. Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”
He continued by urging Russia to commit espionage on our country by adding, “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
The Clinton campaign has been increasingly forceful about linking Russia to the leak in recent days as expert analyses have concluded such a link is likely.
“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.”
Finally….And just to underscore how weird and dysfunctional Trump’s campaign is, it released a statement from vice presidential nominee Mike Pence promising “serious consequences” if Russia is behind the hacking. Serious consequences … for something for which his running mate and boss is encouraging!
Time to shut the mouth of Trump before he further damages our nation.