ABCNEWS by Candace Smith,
Donald Trump spent the night taking aim squarely at his Democratic rival and not, as some expected, hitting “disloyal Republicans” in his own party who have denounced him, as he did earlier in the day.
He excoriated Hillary Clinton for the information allegedly revealed through a WikiLeaks publication of supposedly hacked emails of John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chair.
The Clinton campaign has neither confirmed nor denied officially that the emails are genuine and ABC News has not independently verified the emails. But Podesta, speaking to reporters on Tuesday, said, "I think it is clear I'm the victim of a hack,” adding that the hack was being investigated by the FBI. Podesta alleged that the hacks were instigated by Russia and the U.S. said it is "confident" that the Russian government directed the recent compromises of e-mails, including from U.S. political organizations, said the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence in a joint statement.
Trump, speaking in an outdoor amphitheater, began the onslaught. "The Hillary Clinton documents released today by Wikileaks make more clear than ever just how much is at stake in this election. So much corruption,” he said.