Trump on Russia Interference: Why Didn’t FBI Take DNC Server and Where Are Clinton’s 33,000 Emails?

By Max Augros | July 16, 2018 | 5:10 PM EDT

Donald Trump and Vladimir
Putin in Helsinki. (YouTube)

( – When asked about U.S. intelligence claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections and whether he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to not interfere again, President Donald Trump said he wants to know why the FBI did not seize the Democratic National Committee’s server, which was allegedly hacked by Russian actors, and he wants to know why the FBI has not tracked down Hillary Clinton’s apparently missing 33,000 emails.

, but I really do want to see the [DNC] server. I have confidence in both parties. I really believe that this will probably go on for a while.”

“But I don’t think it can go on without finding out what happened to the sever,” said Trump.  “What happened to the servers of the Pakistani gentleman that worked on the DNC? Where are those servers? They’re missing. Where are they?”

“What happened to Hillary Clinton’s emails?” he said. “33,000 emails gone, just gone. I think in Russia they wouldn’t be gone so easily.”

President Donald Trump.  (YouTube)

“I think it’s a disgrace that we can’t get Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 emails,” said the president.  “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today and what he did is an incredible offer. He offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators with respect to the 12 people [indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller]. I think that’s an incredible offer. Okay? Thank you.”

The Trump-Putin summit concluded on Monday after the two leaders held their joint press conference, in which both revealed they had discussed the Syrian civil war, Israel, and the economic relationship between the United States and the Russian Federation.

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