Donald Trump says he knows “nothing about” the hack of Democratic National Committee emails that security experts believe may have originated in Russia.
Trump says Democrats are using the hack as a “total deflection” and are off-base in suggesting that the Republican nominee’s campaign had anything to do with the security breach.
Trump, speaking Wednesday in a news conference in Florida, said he’s more interested in the content of the emails revealed by the hack. Some revealed that DNC officials favored Hillary Clinton over her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders.
The celebrity businessman denied that he had any major investments in Russia and says that he would treat Russian President Vladimir Putin “firmly.”
Trump, who has praised Putin in the past, reiterates his hope that the US and Russia could have warmer relations.