For months, running up to the election I had no doubt that Russia was trying to interfere with our election, and that Putin was trying to put Trump in the White House. It didn’t require rocket science. It was obvious to anyone willing to look at it objectively, but i didn’t have a smoking gun, I didn’t know who had proof, and I didn’t know how long they had it. Now we do, and it’s criminal.
American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials.
They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organizations, but did not release whatever information they gleaned from the Republican networks.
In the months before the election, it was largely documents from Democratic Party systems that were leaked to the public. Intelligence agencies have concluded that the Russians gave the Democrats’ documents to WikiLeaks… [emphasis added]
From <NY Times>
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I remember that some Stein supporters were angry when I said that, since the most likely source for Assange’s material, that Stein was parroting on RT, was Putin’s FSB that Assange was not acting as a whistleblower and had gone over to the dark side. Now we know it’s true, but it gets much worse.
Rachel Maddow covered this incident in two segments. In the first she digs out the dirty details with the Post’s Ellen Nakashima.
Now we know why Mrs. Bought Bitch Mitch is to be Transportation Secretary. In the second, Rachel calls for more investigation with former Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul.
I agree that there needs to be more investigation, especially into collusion by Trump, Pence and their staffs. That’s part of the coverage from Lawrence O’Donnell with Malcolm Nance and David Corn.
I have no doubt that Trump colluded in this. Giuliani accidentally admitted it. We need a smoking gun so both Trunp and Pence can be criminally charged before they take office. There should be some way to invalidate the election, but I have no idea how. Unless this is ignored, it could result in a Constitutional crisis. The founding fathers never envisioned anything like this, but I think they would consider collusion in a cyber attack on our country by a foreign power treason.\