WASHINGTON | Russia hack of Democrat followed Trump speech
WASHINGTON — Was it just a coincidence?
In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to find emails from his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the U.S. presidential campaign.
“Russia, if you’re listening,” Trump said, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”
Hours later, the Main Intelligence Directorate in Moscow appeared to heed the call – targeting Clinton’s personal office and hitting more than 70 other Clinton campaign accounts.