“This WikiLeaks, it’s like a treasure trove.”
President Trump went on a tirade this week against the the intelligence community, who he believes leaked information — including intercepted phone calls and phone records — connecting his aides to Russia.
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However, throughout his campaign, Trump repeatedly spoke highly of leaks, praised the FBI for investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails, and on at least one occasion directly called on Russia to recover the 30,000 missing emails.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Trump issued an open call to Russia to “find” Hillary Clinton’s private emails during a press conference in Miami on July 27, 2016. He had initially been asked about his involvement with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
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