Tonight's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was tense, with harsh exchanges and accusations. Trump made repeated complaints that he was being treated unfairly by moderators Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Anderson Cooper of CNN. The predictions of a high-stakes showdown were not wrong.
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Transcript: The most interesting parts
Hillary Clinton said the Russians are trying to influence the presidential election to get Donald Trump elected to the White House.
“We have never in the history of our country been in a situation [where] a foreign power is working so hard to influence the outcome of the election, and believe me, they’re not doing it to get me elected,” she said. “Maybe it’s because he praised [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.”
Trump responded by saying that he does not know Putin and that Clinton did not know who was breaching Democratic emails.
“She doesn’t know if it’s the Russians doing the hacking,” Trump said.
The federal government on Friday officially accused the Kremlin of trying to influence the elections by hacking the emails of Democratic groups.
Earlier this year, Trump invited the Russians to hack Clinton’s emails. He later said he was being sarcastic.