Op-ed: The world’s worst-kept secret, that Democratic party officials made Bernie Sanders’ campaign more difficult than it should have been, has now been confirmed by Russian-based Wikileaks.
The Hillary Clinton campaign wasted no time in tying the leaked emails to Vladimir Putin.
And by the way, they ask, why can’t Wikileaks get ahold of Donald Trump’s taxes. This looks like a Russian Watergate.
As usual this is a subject that Hollywood has covered many times. Trump has often been accused of being “The Manchurian Candidate.”
The only difference in the plot is that Moscow’s man had phony medals.
Trump, who has never fought a day, only has billions. How many we do not know because his taxes are being withheld.
His declarations that Putin is a strong leader do not escape those who grew up in the Cold War.
“What’s disturbing to us is that experts are telling us Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually of helping Donald Trump,” Mook said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I don’t think it’s coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention,” said Mook.
“This isn’t my assertion — there are a number of experts that are asserting this,” Mook said. “I think we need to get to the bottom of these facts. But that’s what experts are telling us. Experts are telling us it is, in fact, the Russians who hacked these emails.”
The Trump campaign, as it always does, denied any wrongdoing.
Trump is already under pressure from America’s foreign supporters and out generals for talking about cutting support for NATO.
None of this has stopped Putin from sending his jets dangerously close to U.S. warships and the military planes and jets of other pro-NATO countries.
The Washington Post, in an editorial Sunday, said, “DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome.
The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance.
To the extent he has views, they are wrong in their diagnosis of America’s problems and dangerous in their proposed solutions.
Mr. Trump’s politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal the nation’s two-century-old experiment in checks and balances to be more fragile than we knew.
“Any one of these characteristics would be disqualifying; together, they make Mr. Trump a peril.”
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