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    US Republican nominee Donald Trump mocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for claiming Russia was behind the damning leak of US Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) emails in a bid to help him into the White House.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — WikiLeaks published some 20,000 pages of DNC emails on Friday, which apparently demonstrated a concerted effort by top committee members to undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign in favor of Clinton’s. The Clinton campaign blamed Russian hackers for stealing the files to influence the elections.

    "The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because [Russian President Vladimir] Putin likes me," Trump tweeted.

    Trump slammed Clinton's campaign for going all-out against her Democratic rival Sanders, and hinted at the investigation into her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, in which she was found to have sent sensitive classified documents without encryption.

    "How much BAD JUDGEMENT was on display by the people in DNC in writing those really dumb e-mails, using even religion, against Bernie!" Trump wrote.

    "Hillary was involved in the e-mail scandal because she is the only one with judgement so bad that such a thing could have happened!"

    ​Clinton’s campaign cited experts who claimed the hacker attack was linked to Russian state actors. Robby Mook, her campaign manager, told CNN that the emails were released just months ahead of the November 2016 election to help Donald Trump in the race for presidency.


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