In comments that appeared to condone the hacking of sensitive US correspondence, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday said he hoped Russia locates missing e-mails sent by Hillary Clinton when she was US secretary of state.

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing,” Trump said during a news conference. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That’ll be nice.”

Donald Trump on Russia missing Hillary Clinton e-mails (C-SPAN).

At the same event, Trump also said, “I’m not gonna tell Putin what to do. Why should I tell Putin what to do?… It’s not even about Russia or China or whoever it is that’s doing the hacking. It’s about the things they said in those e-mails. They were terrible things.” A video of the entire news conference is here.

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