Trump ‘Asks’ Russia to Hack Clinton’s Emails
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday appeared to ask Russia to find and make public missing emails from Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"I will tell you this, Russia, if you're listening," Trump said. "I hope you're able to find 30,000 emails that are missing."
Trump was talking about emails from Clinton's private email server that she deleted before turning over others to the State Department.
Clinton said the deleted emails covered private matters. She said they were not related to her work as secretary of state.
After Trump made the statement, his vice presidential running-mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, offered a different opinion.
Russia faced "serious consequences" if it interfered with the U.S. election, Pence said. It is unusual for a vice presidential candidate to disagree publicly with his running mate.
Trump's unusual request came after WikiLeaks released emails from the Democratic National Committee, or DNC, Sunday. The emails showed that Democratic Party officials supported Clinton over her opponent for the party's nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
Sanders supporters had long suspected this. The party is expected to remain neutral in the competition for its presidential nomination.
President Barack Obama told NBC News Wednesday that outside experts blamed Russia for hacking into the DNC computers to get the emails.
The release seemed timed to embarrass Clinton as she prepared to accept the party's nomination at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The four-day convention will end Thursday with Clinton's acceptance speech. She is the first woman to run as the presidential choice of a major U.S. political party.
After his statement about the Clinton emails, Trump was asked whether he really wanted a foreign country to hack into U.S. computers.
Trump said: "If Russia or China or any other country has those emails, I mean, to be honest with you. I'd love to see them."
The Clinton campaign said the Trump request is the "first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against a political opponent."
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation judged that Clinton had been "extremely careless" in dealing with the emails. But, the FBI said no criminal charges were called for.
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1.make public 公布；公之于众
The committee's recommendations are unlikely to be made public.
2.private email 私人邮件
Please let me know your private email address.
3.hacking into 入侵
Hacking into voicemails was once widespread.
4.interfered with 干涉
She never allows her private affairs to interfere with production.
1.But, the FBI said no criminal charges were called for.
called for 呼吁；要求
The opposition has called for a vote of no confidence in the government.
The Democratic Party has called for an independent inquiry into the incident.
2.The Clinton campaign said the Trump request is the "first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against a political opponent."
political opponent 政敌
He was assailed by his political opponent.
This is a good chance to strike back your political opponent.
希拉里则表示：删除的邮件为私人邮件 。她说：删除的邮件和公务没有任何关系 。
彭斯说：如果俄罗斯涉足美国大选，那么俄罗斯将面临‘严重的后果’ 。对于一位副总统合作伙伴来说，这样当众发表不同政见是很少见的 。
上周六，维基解密公布了民主党国委会的邮件后，特朗普提出邀请俄罗斯援助这一奇怪的要求 。公布的邮件中显示，民主党内部人员支持并联合希拉里竞选团队联合打压佛蒙特州参议员桑德斯 。
桑德斯的支持者早就怀疑这件事 。他们希望民主党能在本次总统竞选中保持中立 。
美国联邦调查局称希拉里在处理邮件上“过于大意” 。但是联邦调查局表示：不会因此提起任何刑事指控 。