From the New York Daily News:
He is running for President of the United States, right? Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Russian hackers to find the thousands of emails his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton erased from her private server, putting more scrutiny on the “bromance” between the Republican nominee and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Russia, if you are listening,” he told reporters, “I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the reality television star should be denied intelligence briefings. “How would the CIA and the other intelligence agencies brief this guy? How could they do that?” Reid told The Huffington Post. “I would suggest to the intelligence agencies, if you’re forced to brief this guy, don’t tell him anything, just fake it, because this man is dangerous.”
Security experts agreed. Philip Reiner, a former National Security Council official in the Obama administration, called Trump a “scumbag animal.”
“Hacking email is a criminal activity,” he told Politico. “And he’s asked a foreign government — a murderous, repressive regime — to attack not just one of our citizens but the Democratic presidential candidate? Of course it’s a national security threat.”