Donald Trump Says He Hopes Russia Finds Hillary Clinton's Private Emails

Trump's critics accused him of treason after he called on Russia to find and release his presidential competitor's emails.
3:11 | 07/28/16

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The latest firestorm by Donald Trump as he talked about Hillary Clinton's e-mails. Critics accused him of treason for getting a foreign government to be sparked. Tom llamas has the latest from trump tower in New York. Reporter: Good morning to you. That grabbing so many headlines including this one in "The new York daily news" that says lock him up and calls the republican nominee comrade trump. In an interview that is set to run this morning, trump says he was just being sarcastic but, George, I was there in that news conference yesterday. Trump stood by the claim multiple times. Overnight, Donald Trump rallying a huge crowd in Ohio but also dealing with the fallout from this statement critics are calling treason. Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let's see if that happens. Reporter: Trump encouraging Russian hackers to tap into and expose Hillary Clinton's e-mails from her time as secretary of state. They probably have her 33,000 e-mails that she lost and deleted because you'd see some beauties there. Reporter: Both democrats and republicans condemning the idea. Clinton's top foreign policy adviser calling this a national security issue adding, this has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent. And from a spokesman for house speaker Paul Ryan, Russia is a global menace led by a devious thug. Putin should stay out of this election and trump also dealing with his wife Melania back in the news. The Huffington post reporting the official Melania trump website has been taken down after news organizations questioned this line in her biography that said Melania had obtained a degree in design and architecture at university in Slovenia. A recent buy iography said she left college off a year to pursue a modeling career. Trump putting a spotlight on another spouse, bill Clinton. Saying the former president's speech at the democratic convention left out one key section of his very public marriage with Hillary Clinton. He didn't mention my favorite chapter. He left one chapter out. Reporter: Trump telling me he has reflected on the fact that tonight Hillary Clinton will accept the nomination for president as the first female candidate from a major party. One of the messages last week was you're a champion for women. You're the father of two daughters. Did you reflect at all yesterday on this moment in history. I did. Because I would love to see a woman become president of the United States, but she would be so wrong. Even women say that. Women don't like her. She would be so wrong. Reporter: Now the trump campaign was busy last night responding to all those speeches from the democratic convention. They're calling it a sad night full of empty rhetoric and that a Clinton presidency would be a third term for president Obama.

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