News from Russia: Clinton camp says Russian hackers behind DNC email leak to help Trump - NBCnews

10:16 Jul. 25, 2016

Clinton camp says Russian hackers behind DNC email leak to help Trump - NBCnews

A child walks past a graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania, May 14, 2016 (AP Photo)

Trump aide dismisses Russian involvement

A top Donald Trump campaign adviser dismissed allegations from Hillary Clinton's campaign that Russian hackers were behind the DNC email leak, charging it shows how "desperate" the campaign is heading into the Democratic National Convention.

"They're pretty desperate pretty quickly," Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort said at a press conference in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 24.

"It's a far reach, obviously. To lead their convention with that tells me they really are trying to move away from what the issues are in this campaign."

Read also Trump replaces his campaign manager with ex-advisor to Ukraine's former president

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook made the suggestion on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, tying it to "changes to the Republican platform to make it more pro-Russian" — a reference to a Washington Post report revealing the Trump campaign worked successfully to remove a commitment to giving weapons to anti-Russian forces in Ukraine from the GOP platform last week. Full story 

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