WikiLeaksGate

Never in the history of American politics has there ever been wheeling-and-dealing in smoke-filled rooms. America is the model of democracy, and in every election, from dogcatcher to president, every element of the process has always been completely aboveboard.

That is why, when America’s economy is on the brink of total collapse, when Mexicans and Muslims are coming to kill us all, it’s staggering that the Democratic Party has chosen this moment to break the rules of the game. At least the Republican Party never has, and never will, try to cheat the system.

Excerpt from The New York Times:

Officials at several other firms that have examined the code for the malware used against the Democratic National Committee and the metadata of the stolen documents found evidence that the documents had been accessed by multiple computers, some with Russian language settings. Moscow has outsourced politically motivated hacking to outside groups in the past. A crippling attack on Estonia in 2007, for example, was attributed to the pro-Kremlin Nashi youth organization. Intelligence officials and security researchers believe this outsourcing is done, in part, to preserve a measure of plausible deniability.

Intrusions for intelligence collection are hardly unusual, and the United States often does the same, stealing emails and other secrets from intelligence services and even political parties. But the release to WikiLeaks adds another strange element, because it suggests that the intelligence findings are being “weaponized” — used to influence the election in some way. The story has another level of intrigue involving Mr. Manafort, Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman. Working through his lobbying firm, Mr. Manafort was one of several American advisers to Viktor F. Yanukovych, the Russian-backed leader of Ukraine until he was forced out of office two years ago. Mr. Yanukovych was a key Putin ally who is now in exile in Russia.

In April, asked on Fox News about his relationship with Mr. Yanukovych, Mr. Manafort said he was simply trying to help the Ukrainians build a democracy that could align more closely with the United States and its allies.

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On November 8, vote for Donald Trump. After all, if he’s Vladimir Putin’s choice, he should be America’s too.

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