Clinton camp to compare email hacks to Watergate
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance 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 John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech 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.