Clinton camp to compare email hacks to Watergate
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote MORE's campaign is reportedly set to compare the recent hack of her campaign chairman's emails to the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon.

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“What did Trump know, and when did he know it?” the campaign asks in an essay that it will post on Medium, Politico reported Saturday.

“We’re witnessing another effort to steal private campaign documents in order to influence an election,” Clinton campaign spokesman Glen Caplin wrote in an early version of the post shared with Politico. 

“Only this time, instead of filing cabinets, it’s people’s emails they’re breaking into…and a foreign government is behind it.”

Clinton and her advisers are ramping up attacks on WikiLeaks and the Russian government over the damaging email hacks.

The campaign is lashing out at Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE and the media for not treating the breach as a national security threat.

Clinton's team is framing the email hack as a cyberattack by foreign adversaries with ties to terror groups.

In a conference call Friday with the Clinton campaign's top national security advisers and reporters, the advisers described the hacks as unprecedented interference in the U.S. election that threatens the nation’s sovereignty, and warned there would be “consequences” for the hackers and potentially the “Russian state actors” supporting them.

In the Medium post obtained by Politico, Caplin calls on Trump to condemn the hacks and "denounce Russian efforts to intervene in our election."

“Why is Trump protecting Putin by lying about Russia’s role in these hacks? What did his campaign know and when did they know it? Why won’t he condemn this?" he reportedly asks in the post.

"With less than a month until Election Day, these are the questions we need answered — and soon.”

Caplin also raises the idea that emails leaked from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta could be "manipulated."

“We also know that documents previously released by the Russian hackers behind Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks have been manipulated, and that we should only expect more of these dirty tricks moving forward,” Caplin wrote.