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Marco Rubio won't 'indulge' in Wikileaks fueled attacks: reports

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio doesn't believe Republicans should use Wikileaks as an attack strategy. (MGN Online)

Sen. Marco Rubio took a stand Monday against using information divulged in the Clinton campaign's reportedly hacked email account as ammunition for political attacks, according to ABC News.

“These leaks are an effort by a foreign government to interfere with our electoral process and I will not indulge it,” Rubio said, as first reported by ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. “Further, I want to warn my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks. Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow, it could be us."

Rubio's position on the emails, which were released by Wikileaks, is in stark contrast to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump who has read directly from the hacked emails during campaign rallies.

Trump's running-mate Gov. Mike Pence has also read from the leaked emails, with a courtesy to Wikileaks.

Hacked emails released in daily dispatches this past week by the WikiLeaks group exposed the inner workings of Clinton's campaign leading up to her 2015 announcement that she would seek the presidency, and through this year's primary.

The thousands of emails were hacked from the accounts of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

U.S. intelligence officials have blamed the Russian government for a series of breaches intended to influence the presidential election. The Russians deny involvement.

The Clinton campaign has not yet verified the authenticity of the emails released by Wikileaks.

In 2010, Wikileaks' release of classified government cables detailing atrocities committed by American military service members against prisoners detained at Abu Ghraib was used repeatedly by Democrats to attack Republicans, who largely supported the war in Iraq at the time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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