"I want to remind you of President Putin's words that he is ready to welcome any candidates who stand for improving relations and dialogue between our countries", said Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman. "That's it. We fought for the right", Trump said when asked about the issue at the debate, before noting that the money had ultimately gone to Fisher House, which helps families of wounded service members.
Trump denied any relationship with Putin and said he would condemn any foreign interference in the election.
Trump has repeatedly made admiring remarks about the Russian President ignoring the rising tensions between the U.S. and Russia. She also said Mr. Trump would walk away from key alliances such as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "Okay? How did we get on Putin?"
Clinton said 17 agencies have concluded it was the Russians that hacked the emails.
Ms Clinton alleged Russian Federation had tried to influence the election and hit out at Mr Trump for failing to acknowledge that influence.
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He said: "They insult [Putin] constantly - I mean, no wonder he can't stand Obama and Hillary Clinton".
Trump did not feel compelled to defend himself against this characterization.
Clinton, in response, called Trump's position "horrifying", blasting the GOP nominee as railing that anything that wasn't going his way was "rigged" - from GOP primaries that he lost to the FBI investigation that recommended charges shouldn't be filed against her. Of the last 25 national head-to-head polls compiled by the website RealClearPolitics, Trump led just one.
Wednesday was likely his final campaign opportunity to speak to a prime-time audience of this size.
Trump disputes polls showing him losing. Historically they have drawn the smallest audiences, and made the tiniest impact on voting intentions.