Watch: Kaine Compares Trump’s Encouragement of Russian Hacking to Watergate Break-In

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump joking about Russia hacking Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails was akin to the Watergate break-in scandal that caused the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Kaine said, “We’ve got a candidate in Donald Trump who won’t release his tax returns to the public after he promised to do so. And talk about national security — he has openly encouraged Russia to engage in cyber hacking to try to find more e-mails or materials, and we know that this cyber attack on the DNC was likely done by Russia. A president was impeached and had to resign over an attack on the DNC during a presidential election in 1972. This is serious business. So contrast the Hillary situation, where the FBI said there’s no need for legal proceedings, with an attack that is being encouraged by Donald Trump on the DNC by Russia similar to what led to resignation of a president 30 years ago.”

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