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Russians hacked Hillary Clinton the day Donald Trump invited them to

Emails from the committee had been made public days before, on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, creating a significant distraction as the party formally nominated Hillary Clinton

Michael S Schmidt | NYT  |  Washington 

It was one of the more outlandish statements in a campaign replete with them: In a news conference in July 2016, Donald J Trump made a direct appeal to Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails and make them public. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said, referring to emails Clinton had deleted from the private account she had used when she was secretary of state. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” As it turns out, that same day, the Russians ...

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 21:02 IST