Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fired back at President Trump on Thursday after he claimed without evidence that there was “collusion between Hillary, the Democrats and Russia” during the 2016 election.
“There was a lot of collusion with them and Russia and lots of other people,” Trump added during the campaign rally in Pennsylvania Wednesday night.
Trump made the baseless claim despite a 2017 intelligence community assessment concluding that Russia’s efforts were aimed at undermining the Clinton campaign.
“Seriously, you asked Russia to hack me on national television,” Clinton responded in a tweet Thursday afternoon.
Seriously, you asked Russia to hack me on national television. https://t.co/YPktJyQ7Gx
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 11, 2018
Clinton’s tweet referred to the president’s remarks at a news conference on the campaign trail in 2016, where he called on Russia directly to find emails supposedly deleted from Clinton’s private email server.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said at the time, adding: “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
“Russia if you’re listening…” pic.twitter.com/KoOcv0eYG5
— Ladyperson (@refinedmess) October 8, 2018