As usual, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has sparked quite a lot of drama in the media- this time, he has asked Russia’s hackers to find the 30,000 emails that were not released by the FBI’s investigation regarding Hillary Clinton’s private server and email address, saying that they would be “rewarded mightily” by United States press if those emails were to be released. This comment follows the leak of over 20,000 emails from the DNC that painted a picture of the DNC sabotaging Bernie Sanders’ campaign, therefore clearing the way for Clinton to be awarded the party’s nomination. Upon hearing this news, Trump’s campaign was instantly given more ammunition to use to attack Clinton’s reputation and campaign.
Clinton’s Senior Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan fired back at these comments, saying, “This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to commit espionage against his political opponent. That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.” This is not the first time Trump has made comments such as this, and it will certainly not be the last.