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Is Trump Treasonous? Panetta Calls Him Danger to National Security
Former defense chief denounces GOP nominee's encouragement of Russia to spy on the U.S.

Leon Panetta tries to talk over chants of no more war at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Donald Trump's invitation to Russian spies to find lost emails routed through Hillary Clinton's notorious private server was "irresponsible" and clearly underscores that "he cannot become our commander in chief," former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta said on Wednesday.  

"Think about that, Donald Trump, who wants to be president, is asking one of our adversaries to engage in hacking or intelligence efforts against the United States of America to affect an election," Panetta told the Democratic National Convention.