Limbaugh: Russia could 'blackmail' Clinton with hacked emails
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Rush Limbaugh says Russia could blackmail Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' Huma Abedin announces book deal Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records MORE with information from hacked emails like those obtained from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

“Hillary’s out there denying it right now, but she’s gotta be out there sweating bullets over this,” the conservative radio host said on his show Tuesday. "If they were able to hack the DNC server, then they no doubt hacked her Chappaqua server.


“So the thinking goes like this: If the Russians know everything that was on Hillary’s private server, and if they have everything on the DNC server, why destroy her at all? Why not see to it she’s elected and then blackmail her every day and get what you want out of her?”

Limbaugh said Russia would have power over Clinton in the White House if it has sensitive information about her.

“Because if this is all true, the theory goes, they could have a puppet as president of the United States,” he said of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

“Even if [Donald] Trump thinks he’s a good buddy with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, why in the world would the Russians rather have Trump as president — who’s a wild card, who they haven’t hacked because there’s nothing to hack because he doesn’t use email — when you could own the American president?” Limbaugh said.

“Especially when everybody else owns the American president because they paid her. But the Russians don’t have to pay her because they’ve got blackmail-able evidence that they can get out of her whatever they want or else destroy her.”

Limbaugh said Trump, who reportedly doesn't like to use email, lacks a similar vulnerability.

“Now, Trump does not do email, so there isn’t any scoop to get on him,” he said of the GOP presidential nominee. "He tweets, he’s got a phone, but he doesn’t do email. His staff sends around emails for him, but he doesn’t do it, for this very reason.”

WikiLeaks last Friday published a trove of 20,000 internal DNC emails spanning that were sent from January to late May.

The messages showed top officials pondering ways to undermine Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Biden seeks to reassert US climate leadership | President to 'repeal or replace' Trump decision removing protections for Tongass | Administration proposes its first offshore wind lease sale On The Money: Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal, warn of time crunch Out-of-touch Democrats running scared of progressives MORE's presidential bid, sparking anger from his supporters.

There is growing evidence linking the hack to Russia.

The Hill on Tuesday reported emails sent by hacker Guccifer 2.0 show evidence he used Russian-language anonymity software during the breach. Guccifer, though, has claimed he can neither read nor recognize Russian.