The Trump campaign and Democratic National Committee are urging a federal investigation into the email hack of the Democratic National Convention that exposed embarrassing information about Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its leaders.
In a joint statement released Friday, the campaigns said that the RNC should be held responsible for any wrongdoing that occurred while Clinton was secretary of state.
The statement called for an immediate congressional inquiry.
“We are calling on Congress to immediately investigate the DNC and its role in facilitating the unauthorized disclosure of emails belonging to members of Congress and other senior officials,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said.
“The DNC and the RNC both played a role in the DNC’s decision to allow the release of the stolen information.
The American people deserve answers and accountability.”
The statement from the campaigns comes after news broke that emails belonging the Democratic convention, which included former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were released by hackers.
The Clinton campaign had urged Congress to launch a probe into the hack, which the campaign blamed on Russian intelligence.
The emails contained classified information.
It was not immediately clear whether the emails released by WikiLeaks contained any classified information, which is required under law for U.S. intelligence officials to keep them secret.