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Trump blames sarcasm for comments about Russia

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>> It was just a joke. That's what Donald Trump has to say to critics who slammed him after he apparently invited Russia to hack Hillary Clinton.>> Russia if you're listening, I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.>> That was sarcasm, Trump telling Fox News Thursday, those missing emails said to be deleted by Clinton from her private server date back to her time as Secretary of State.
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Trump's comments coming in response to charges that Russia is behind a devastating breach of the Democratic National Committee. An incursion some surmise is intended to embarrass the Democrats during their convention, and possibly help Trump land in the White House. The latest release, two dozen voicemail recordings that are more complaints than conspiracy, are unlikely to have the same impact as the 19,000 emails released Friday that rocked the party after showing leaders favoring Clinton over rival Bernie Sanders during the primaries and forced the resignation of the DNC chair.
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This one is for example from a minor donor expressing anger over what she saw as Sander's influence on the party.>> I'm on a fixed income, and I've spent over $300 donated to Hillary and what I see is the DNC bending over backwards for Bernie.>> But the hack continues to raise questions over who was able to penetrate one of the two major political parties in the US and what their motivations are.
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WikiLeaks has said it will release more documents throughout the campaign. Donald Trump says he doesn't know who is behind it.