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Trump accuses DNC of leaking oppo research

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Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the Democratic National Committee of “hacking” itself in order to leak its opposition research on the likely GOP presidential nominee.

{mosads}“We believe it was the DNC that did the ‘hacking’ as a way to distract from the many issues facing their deeply flawed candidate and failed party leader,” Trump said in a statement to Politico. “Too bad the DNC doesn’t hack Crooked Hillary’s, 33,000 missing emails.”

Over 200 pages of the DNC’s opposition research on Trump were stolen by Russian government hackers this week. On Wednesday the documents were leaked to The Smoking Gun and Gawker, revealing a compilation of Trump’s contradictory statements and inflammatory rhetoric.

“This is all information that has been out there for many years,” Trump’s statement added. “Much of it false and/or entirely inaccurate.”

In response, the DNC said it was confident Russian hackers were behind the document leak.

“Our experts are confident in their assessment that the Russian government hackers were the actors responsible for the breach detected in April, and we believe that today’s release and the claims around it may be a part of a disinformation campaign by the Russians,” a senior DNC official said in a statement to The Hill.

“We’ve deployed the recommended technology so that today our systems are secure thanks to a swift response to that attack and we will continue to monitor our systems closely.”

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