making sense of the 2016 election hacking scandal

Logically, it would appear that Hillary’s leaked emails are part and parcel to the hacking of the DNC itself, and the release of sensitive information to the media. Trump was the first to get wind of it, continued to bring it up- and now that we find evidence that the hacking was not random, but executed with deliberate INTENT, politically motivated to interfere with US elections- he wants to dismiss the suggestion and hope that the issue would go away.

We have Obama taking extreme steps to dismiss Russian Ambassadors (taking measures into the International realm goes far beyond mere Party politics), Republican Senators who have had done work within the Intelligence Community standing against Russia, and Russia itself- while dismissing the notion that they were involved (though RT- Russia Today, occasionally allows that “if we did do it…”), nonetheless overjoyed at their “friends” in the White House- Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson. More disturbing are the odd comments made by Trump himself, suggesting that he has a personal connection to Putin.As for the smoking gun, we not only know they have been sending letters back and forth, but he sent a message to Russia THROUGH THE PRESS: “I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” the Republican nominee said at a news conference in Florida. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” Trump appears to think that the Office is a licence to serve as a Dictator, to rule in the absence of Law, Authority for its own sake. He admires that style of leader as evinced from his affection for Putin, and has appointed a cabinet not seen since the stylish armbands of 1939 Germany. No surprise then that he also wants to control the message of the media (having extreme right wing opinion sites in his cabinet promoting themselves as credible media sources), and has all the white supremacists among his supporters.

 

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