WASHINGTON – Republican candidate for the United States Presidency Donald Trump said that, if elected, he would consider an alliance with potential Russian counter-part Vladmir Putin against the militant Islamic State (IS) group.

Trump has also been accused of leaking more than 19,000 emails of Democratic officials on Wikileaks, which showed party officials favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, with the help of the Russian President Vladimir Putin only days before the Democratic Convention began on Monday.

The leaks initially divided the party between Clinton and Sanders supporters, but a middle ground was reached when Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Michelle Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton in their prime-time speeches following convention day 1 on Monday.

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said that it was not co-incidental that the emails were leaked on the eve of Democrat’s convention but Trump, speaking at a rally in Winston-Salem, dismissed these claims calling them weird conspiracy theories.