Russian Intelligence Targeted Clinton’s Office 5-Hours After Trump Asked Them To

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"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing." - Donald Trump, 2016

According to The Hill, Robert Mueller’s report found that Russian military officers attempted to hack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton five hours after then-candidate Donald Trump suggested they look at her emails.

“Within approximately five hours of Trump's statement, GRU officers targeted for the first time Clinton's personal office,” the report says. The GRU refers to Russia's military intelligence agency.

The Russians sent links to 15 email accounts linked to Clinton’s personal office and the “investigation did not find evidence of earlier GRU attempts to compromise accounts hosted on this domain," according to the report.

Trump received criticism for his remarks during the campaign when he called for Russians to find Clinton’s emails.

"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press,” Trump said.

Later Trump insisted that the remark was sarcastic.

Mueller’s report says that Russia was attempting to help Trump win the presidency, but the Trump campaign did not coordinate with Moscow.

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