Clinton Issues Devastating Response To Trump’s Claim That She Colluded With Russia
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered one of her most direct rebukes of President Trump in months on Thursday after Trump accused her of colluding with Russia during the 2016 presidential election at his campaign rally in Pennsylvania Wednesday night.
Trump told an arena of supporters at the rally Wednesday night that there was “collusion between Hillary, the Democrats and Russia” during the 2016 election, despite offering no evidence for his claim. An intelligence community assessment in 2017 concluded that Russia’s efforts were aimed at undermining the Clinton campaign.
“There was a lot of collusion with them and Russia and lots of other people,” Trump added during the rally.
“Seriously, you asked Russia to hack me on national television,” Clinton responded in a tweet Thursday afternoon.
Seriously, you asked Russia to hack me on national television. https://t.co/YPktJyQ7Gx
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 11, 2018
Clinton’s message referred to the president’s comments at a news conference on the campaign trail in 2016, where he appeared to call on Russia directly to find emails supposedly deleted from Clinton’s private email server used during her time at the State Department.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said at the time, adding: “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”