Is Putin trying to ‘weaponize’ Wikileaks to get Trump into the White House? Clinton campaign claims hackers linked to Russian government leaked DNC emails.
- Hillary Clinton’s campaign claims Russians hackers attacked Democratic National Committee computers to help elect Donald trump
- Campaign manager Robby Mook suggests the 19,252 leaked emails were released on eve of convention to divide Democrats
- The Clinton staffer adds: ‘Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump’
- Clinton’s campaign says the move comes after Trump showed last week a pro-Russian stance regarding dealing with NATO allies
Hillary Clinton’s campaign claims the Russians are trying to put Donald Trump in the White House.
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on Sunday laid the blame at Vladimir Putin’s doorsteps for the trove of some 19,252 emails leaked from the Democratic National Committee.
In the emails, DNC leadership is seen favoring Clinton over her failed rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“What’s disturbing to us is that experts are telling us is Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these emails and other experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump,” Mook said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union.’
“I don’t think it’s coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here — and that’s disturbing.”
Last week, the Republican nominee said that, if elected president, he might not aid NATO allies who haven’t made substantial financial contributions to the military alliance.
“The new position could be seen as pro-Russian because it could aid Putin’s foreign policy goals in Eastern Europe“, Mook said.
“I think we need to be concerned about that,” he added. “I think we also need to be concerned that we also saw last week at the Republican convention that Trump and his allies made changes to the platform to make it more pro-Russian.”
Mook repeated his claims speaking on ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos.
“I think the DNC needs to get to the bottom of the facts,” Mook said.
A hacker who goes by the name Guccifer 2.0 took credit for the 19,252 emails released Friday morning by Wikileaks.
Investigators looking into the DNC hack have said that Guccifer 2.0 is an operative of the Russian government, which the hacker denies.
Instead, he says he’s a Romanian ‘hacktivist’ and a solo player who dubbed himself after the original hacker Guccifer.
The original Guccifer, also Romanian, notably hacked into the AOL account of Dorothy Bush Koch, sister to President George W. Bush, revealing his painted self-portrait to the world.
Donald Trump’s campaign chair Paul Manafort found Mook’s comments laughable — and linked it back to Clinton’s own email scandal.
“Dems attack Russia for hacking them but want us to believe that server in HC home was safe from hacking,” Manafort wrote this morning.
“HC put national security at risk!” he added.
Another Trump spokesman, Jason Miller, fired: “What a joke.”
“This shows that Hillary Clinton will do and say anything to win the election and hold onto power in the rigged system,” he said in a statement.