Russian president Vladimir Putin might spring an eleventh-hour, email shocker on Hillary Clinton just before Election Day in a bid to sway voters toward Donald Trump, veteran political analyst Dick Morris told Newsmax TV.
"There may be an October surprise coming from Putin," Morris said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."
"The escalation of the war of words between [President Barack] Obama and Putin over hacking American email servers, particularly of Democratic politicians, has escalated sharply – and just recently Obama literally threatened a cyber war with Russia if they should try to influence the election by hacking American political systems, email systems."
And that can only mean one thing, according to Morris, author of the bestselling book "Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary," written with Eileen McGann and published by Humanix Books and available on Amazon.
"They're worried that he has Hillary's deleted emails and that he's planning to dump them before the election. Some say Nov. 1. Now the reason that Obama's piling on like this . . . is to deter Putin from releasing anything more," Morris said.
"But they're also hoping that if Putin does release them despite their threats, that they can then spin that issue and make it 'oh Russia's intervening in a U.S. election. Why does Putin like Trump? Is it horrible they're ganging up on Hillary?'
"As opposed to what should be the issue, which is we will then have proof positive that Hillary endangered the national security by having a private server, that it was hacked, that it was hacked by our worst enemy."
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Morris also warned against a U.S.-Russian cyberwar which he said could have dire consequences for the world.
"A cyberwar could easily escalate into a war. When you talk cyberwar, you're talking about interdicting the other sides' communications mechanisms," Morris told Malzberg.
"If you interdict their military communications, that's the effect of a command and control strike and a decapitation strike. It's easy to see how that could lead to a first strike of nuclear weapons because they are afraid of losing communication."
WikiLeaks has been publishing emails reportedly stolen from the account of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta that seem to expose some of Clinton's private thoughts about issues, people and groups that contradict her public thoughts.
The campaign blames Russia for hacking the email in an effort to sway the election.
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