Trump says he was being ‘sarcastic’ in Russian Federation hack comments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally Wednesday

Bob Menendez said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments about Russian Federation exposing Hillary Clinton’s emails are an “act of treason”. Then he asked the Russians to release any deleted emails they might have found there. But Russia has brushed aside suggestions that it was involved. Outrage in such a case would be absolutely justified. It might be that Trump genuinely believes that Russian Federation is a civilizational ally and that he can carve out interest zones with its help.

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing”, Trump said during a news conference Wednesday. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press”.

As U.S. secretary of state, Clinton in 2009 presented her Russian counterpart with a red button meant to symbolize a “reset” in relations between the two countries, one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s initiatives.

Trumps invitation to Russian Federation to find and reveal emails by his rival for the White House came on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The hackers stole opposition research on Trump, information about Democratic donors and years’ worth of internal DNC emails before Crowdstrike cut off their access last month. Bernie Sanders when they were publicly promising to remain neutral during the primary campaign. ‘So many people who I know and have worked with have been so adversely affected by the sanctions policy, ‘ Page said in a two-hour interview last week.

DONALD TRUMP: It’s ― look, you know, I have my own ideas.

“I have no relationship with Putin”, the Republican presidential nominee said several times during an interview on ABC’s “This Week” that aired on Sunday. The business mogul has also suggested that the USA should ally with Russian Federation to fight terrorism. He called Mexicans rapists. He added that he had not seen news of the DCCC attack. He supported torturing detainees. Critics of the Republican nominee accuse him of dictatorial aspirations, which they claim he shares with the Russian leader. He wasn’t being sarcastic.

He reminded that one of US President Barack Obama’s campaign commitments was to close Guantanamo prison and yet it is still open. You can mark it down. “I respect Putin and Russians but can not believe our leader (Obama) allows them to get away with so much.Hats off to the Russians”.

“I have no relationship to Russian Federation whatsoever”, he said. Further, he has telegraphed to Mr. Putin that his commitment to our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies is weak, inviting a Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Baltic states. That aggression has resulted in US sanctions. But there’s something worse going on here.

It’s what Trump is willing to do to achieve those goals and the way he expresses his views that have shocked many foreign policy experts. He simply does not know what he’s talking about. Blame his die-hard supporters for refusing to hold him to account. He said Russian trade with the European Union has dropped nearly in half because of sanctions “and not that much” with the United States. Even Belarus, Russia’s closest ally and neighbor, did not recognize the annexation. It wasn’t a highly unethical, possibly treasonous call for a foreign nation to hack a candidate running for President of the United States, it was just a concerned citizen trying to make sure the Federal Bureau of Investigation has as much help as it can get.

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