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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a debate with Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., at the University of Central Florida, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Rubio won't 'indulge' in WikiLeaks-fueled attacks because 'tomorrow it could be us'


Senator 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.

"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."

WATCH  | 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. 

Mike Pence reads Hillary Clinton Wikileaks releases in Charlotte, North Carolina

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

Campaign's inner dialogue

Hacked emails released in daily dispatches this past week by the WikiLeaks group purport to expose 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 alleged accounts of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

U.S. intelligence officials have blamed the Russian government for a series of cyber 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 had supported the war in Iraq.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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