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Trump not backing down on Russian hacking invite

He’s being roundly panned for suggesting Russia find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, but Donald Trump is doubling down on that call.

The Republican presidential nominee tweets: “If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!” That was after Trump made the suggestion that, “Russia if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”

Republicans — from Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, to House Speaker Paul Ryan — have tersely responded that Russia should stay out of US elections or face serious consequences.

But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweets: “The media seems more upset by Trump’s joke about Russian hacking than by the fact that Hillary’s personal server was vulnerable to Russia.”

AP

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