Trump said: " I will tell you this: Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let's see if that happens."
It's like an appeal; they're the last people we can go to for justice here. Our system is obviously rigged. Our system of justice, one that would have found anyone else who committed this crime guilty, is unable to find a candidate for president guilty. So, Trump chimed, then maybe the Russians can.
He quipped: "The media would reward them." This was a jab at the media, which is obviously in the tank for Hillary. It's pretty obvious they wouldn't reward Russia, because they don't want to even talk about the emails. The media's job is to protect Hillary, and find whatever trash they can on Trump.
The media is outraged by this. "This is espionage. He is asking Russia for help." No it isn't. The media had not idea that Trump was making fun of them. He was calling them out as Hillary supporters.