Clinton campaign hits Trump over Putin interview
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton takes swipe at 'false equivalency' in media coverage of 2016 election Former presidents, first ladies come together to honor Barbara Bush Romney: Parts of Comey book read 'too much like a novel’ MORE’s campaign on Sunday seized upon comments Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly made about Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpClinton takes swipe at 'false equivalency' in media coverage of 2016 election Trump asked Netanyahu if he actually cares about peace: report Official: Trump to urge North Korea to dismantle nuclear program in return for sanctions relief MORE, saying they show the Republican nominee is “carrying Russia’s water.”

“Vladmir Putin just confirmed that Donald Trump is carrying Russia’s water with his pro-Putin wish list of policies, and the only question left is whether he will follow through for the Kremlin,” Clinton adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement.

“Putin is trying to put his thumb on the scale through cyber-attacks aimed at influencing the election because he knows that Hillary Clinton will stand up to him.”

The statement linked to an NBC News translation of an interview the Russian president gave in which he expresses uncertainty about the U.S. election.

“We don’t know for sure how it will be after the elections,” Putin reportedly said. “We don’t know whether the presidential candidate Trump will be implementing his intentions, how far will he go in cooperating with us; or whether Mrs. Clinton, if she becomes president, will implement her threats and her harsh rhetoric about Russia.”



Sullivan on Sunday called on Trump to condemn the email leaks from WikiLeaks believed to be orchestrated by Russia and to disclose his connections to the Russian strongman.

“It is baffling that his campaign finds cyberattacks on America ‘refreshing’ and ‘diligent' while continuing to coddle Russia and its leader,” Sullivan said in the statement. 

“Given the alarming set of facts, it's time for Donald Trump to condemn this modern day Watergate and disclose all of his campaign’s connections to Russia and WikiLeaks."