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Kaine Compares Trump to Richard Nixon

Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, compared Donald Trump to Richard Nixon on Sunday.

“A president was impeached and had to resign over an attack on the DNC during the presidential election in 1972. This is serious business,” Kaine, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, said on ABC’s “This Week,” referring to a hack this summer of the Democratic National Committee’s computer systems that many attributed to Russian state actors.

The Hill reports:

Kaine said Trump “has openly encouraged Russia to engage in cyber hacking to try to find more emails or materials, and we know that this cyberattack on the DNC was likely done by Russia.”

Kaine was referring to a comment Trump made at a news conference in July when he said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Trump was referring to the emails Clinton, now the Democratic presidential nominee, deleted from the private email server she used while secretary of State, claiming them as personal in nature.

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