Tags: Abby Phillip, Amber Phillips, Democratic National Committee, DNC, Hillary Clinton, Putin, Putinia, Russia, Trump, Washington Post, Wikileaks
(After writing this posting, I searched for URLs to cite as evidence for what is asserted in it. It immediately became evident that others had come to the same realizations: see the articles by Abby Phillip and by Amber Phillips in the Washington Post. But since different aspects are emphasized in what follows, it seemed non-redundant to go ahead and post it.)
Putin is the Tyrant of Putinia (which has replaced Russia).
Putin ordered his minions to hack into the computer files of the Democratic National Committee to steal the emails and plans of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Putin wanted to use that information to boost Trump’s chances in the US Presidential election in November.
Putin wants Trump to win.
Trump and Putin like each other’s philosophy and style. Both are authoritorian and greedy. Each hides his insecurity by projecting brazen self-confidence. Neither of them gives a hoot about the constraints imposed by laws, or even Constitutions.
Trump also drools over the potential for business opportunities in Putinia. So he is careful to always ‘make nice’ to Putin, and never challenges what Putin does.
Some leader of the free world Trump would be! He has a built-in conflict of interest.
Putin cannot legally afford to admit that he is responsible for the hacking.
Also, if it were known that the release of the information was intended to aid Trump, then the impact of the released information would be diminished.
So Putin had the stolen information forwarded to Wikileaks. Having Wikileaks release the information gave Putin deniability.
Wikileaks – having no sense of privacy and decency, and deserving none – eagerly made the stolen information public.
Releasing the stolen information can have had only one possible purpose: to embarrass and hamper Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Trump is guilty of many things, but he had no knowledge of this.
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