|"Hillary, dear, what's your password...?"|
Let's imagine, for the moment, it was Russia.
Now from what I have seen none of the hacked emails or other information was specific to Trump. Indeed it was about what the Clinton campaign (including Podesta, Pizza, et all) was doing or not doing.
This is not new news. For example, see this Washington Times article, were Obama says "...[he] doesn’t want to escalate into a “wild, wild West” cyberwar with Moscow."
No one was concerned at this point (September, 2016) because Hillary, by all polls, was double digits ahead.
We find out now that the hacking seems directed at everyone (well, perhaps not Jill Stein or Gary Johnson); at least the Republicans were smart enough to run spam filters (unlike Podesta).
(Gee, there's a pattern here: run a server in your bathroom, use email without spam filters, ... One imagines this is why someone like Steve Pieczenik would not want Hillary as President.)
One also imagines that there wasn't much to go after on the Jill Stein or Gary Johnson servers.
In fact, not hacking those sites probably helped Trump even more than hacking Hillary: Stein and Johnson being more than the difference between Trump and Hillary in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.
I think it's fair to say the hacking cut into Hillary hard. After all, Hillary's emails where not about Trump.
But this doesn't just lift up Trump, it lifts up Johnson and Stein as well. Johnson got about 3% and Stein 1% of the vote over all.
And, as I wrote last time, Stein used her election "candidacy" to force a Wisconsin recount which garnered more votes for Trump (albeit a few and very expensive more votes).
So exactly what is the "hacking" that helped everyone but Clinton? And what exactly did Putin do?
It's hard to say because according to all sources available no one seems to have actual objective evidence. The only "evidence" is a "story" from "unidentified sources."
Equally (in)credible sources say things like the CIA Washington Post story is an "outright lie."
So what do you believe?
I'm not sure but perhaps Mr. Putin will weigh in as he did on the Jill Stein recount...?
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said: "I was astonished when I saw it [the story about hacking]. I think, this is nothing but nonsense, there is not a chance that anybody could believe that."
Perhaps Mr. Hotz (as I wrote about several hears ago) has flown to Russia along with Steven Segal to personally assist Putin with his Linux scripting...?
Perhaps Putin is really Guccifer 2.0???
Perhaps Julian Assange is lying when he said Russia is not the source of the leaked emails.
Oh, and by the way, this little known fact might have something to do with all this (according to the Assange link above): "The Washington Post’s owner, Jeff Bezos’s, also has contracts with the CIA worth $600 million, more than double what he paid for the Post."
I'll just sit here and wait for Putin to email me...