ABC News: DNC Hack Prompts Questions About Trump's Ties to Russia
The massive email hack on the Democratic National Committee, purportedly by Russian government agents, has drawn new and unwanted attention to longstanding ties between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Russian business interests.
“The hack at least seems to have come from Russian government entities, specifically from some of their military intelligence communities,” John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, told ABC News Monday. “So that’s very worrisome. Whether they’re actively trying to interfere in the U.S. election, that’s something that I guess we’ll need to see.”
Clinton presidential campaign manager Robby Mook went further on ABC News’ “This Week” Sunday, saying that “experts” told his team that “this was done by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump.”
Read more ....
WNU Editor: I have heard some bizarre claims in this U.S. election cycle .... but allegations that Putin is working to help Donald Trump win the U.S. Presidency by leaking damaging emails from the Democrat Party has to take the cake. So why the controversy? The emails that have been leaked revealing Democrat dirty politics and the media collusion behind them cannot be defended .... so you then divert the story to Russia and claims that Donald Trump is their stooge. But even if the Kremlin was behind these leaks .... so what. Maybe .... as Pat Buchanan has voiced .... they may deserve a Pulitzer for telling us something that we do have a right to know .... Will Putin get a Pulitzer? (Patrick Buchana, WND). But I think this entire debate is diverting and avoiding the more important question .... what are the Hillary Clinton connections to these emails. More to the point .... when did she knew that the DNC was going to help her in her campaign, and when did she know about the details on how they were going to do it. My bet is that these questions are not going to be asked .... unless Wikileaks releases more emails that answer these questions.
More News On Allegations That Putin Is Helping Donald Trump's
Putin is surely backing Trump, whether or not Russia was behind DNC hack -- The Guardian
Trump's secret backer? Clinton campaign doubles down on claims Putin's government has links to email hackers who have turned Hillary's coronation into total chaos -- Daily Mail
Exploring the circumstantial ties between Donald Trump and Russian political interests -- Philip Bump, Washington Post
Is Donald Trump a Putin patsy? -- Daniel W. Drezner, Washington Post
In political turnabout, Democrats play soft-on-Russia card by linking Trump to Putin -- L.A. Times
Exploring Russian ties to the men lurking behind Trump -- The Hill
Trump's opposition research firm: Russia's intelligence agencies -- Los Angeles Times
Russia does its best to elect President Trump -- Anne Applebaum, National Post
Is Russia trying to help Donald Trump become US president? -- news.com.au
Comrade Trump's alleged Russian ties spark scrutiny -- Vanity Fair
Is Donald Trump Working for Russia? -- Jonathan Chait, NYMag
Is Trump a Russian Stooge? -- Foreign Policy