The Military Times commented on the recent Russian espionage controversy “do Donald Trump’s Russia hacking comments amount to espionage?” stopping short of treason. When hackers steal government documents it’s cyber terrorism, when a government hacks and steals documents it’s called espionage, when a citizen assists or conspires with a foreign government to obtain documents it’s treason. The Trump campaign is scrambling to downplay the comments as s joke.
Trump told reporters at a Miami press conference that the 30,000 missing emails from Clinton’s private email server would reveal “some beauties” and made an extraordinary plea for a foreign power to locate them. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said. “I think you’ll be rewarded mightily by our press!”
Trump dismissed the claims, saying it’s not clear who hacked those emails, but the incident is a sign that foreign countries no longer respect the United States. “If it’s any foreign country it shows how little respect they have for the United States,” said Trump.
Moments after he took the final question, Pence condemned the possible espionage, breaking from Trump for the first time since being selected as his vice president. “If it is Russia and they are interfering in our elections, I can assure you both parties and the United States government will ensure there are serious consequences,” Pence said in a statement.
Recent polls confirm: Trump supporters haven’t changed their mind. The angry working class male is tired of the status quo; than comments about Russia. They want our borders locked down and a strong military. They are worried about immigration and homeland security. They want trade restrictions, better jobs, better pay and return of the American dream… a better life for their children and home ownership. With all the rhetoric this week, Donald Trump has not lost the support of the working class who demand a president without political baggage and special interest groups calling the shots. The presidential election is still 100 days away and a lot can change, but for now, support for Donald Trump has not changed.