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Shemp Howard

(889 posts)
Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:31 PM Dec 2016

Regarding the Russian hacking, what is really going on here?

I've read the Washington Post article about the Russian hacking, and I'm still confused. As I see it, there are four possibilities. Which one is it?

1. Since the Post provided no real hard evidence, it's all just a guess and a rumor. No big deal unless more evidence is forthcoming.

2. The Russians really did hack the DNC. But they released only the emails that would hurt Hillary. If so, it's on the DNC for having terrible email security.

3. The Russians really did hack the DNC, and also the RNC. But they released only those (legitimate) emails that would hurt Hillary. If so, that's repulsive, but it doesn't quite rise to the level of demanding a do-over election.

4. The Russians fabricated DNC emails, and/or they hacked into the voting booths to ensure a Trump win. If so, President Obama needs to present evidence to the public, and to the Electors, and to the Supreme Court. And Obama needs to do this immediately! Don't waste a day.

If I had to bet, I'd bet on possibility #3.

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Regarding the Russian hacking, what is really going on here? (Original Post) Shemp Howard Dec 2016 OP
If Russia has dirt on Trump they can manipulate him. Qutzupalotl Dec 2016 #1
Yes. That's why Obama needs to address this RIGHT NOW. (nt) Shemp Howard Dec 2016 #2
There are also connections to Trumps team and Putin and hacks there-blackmail possible bettyellen Dec 2016 #3
Details won't be available to the public. But it seems members of the Senate AgadorSparticus Dec 2016 #4
President Obama must speak out about this! Shemp Howard Dec 2016 #5
Totally agree! He really needs to push this in a big way before he leaves AgadorSparticus Dec 2016 #6
 

bettyellen

(47,209 posts)
3. There are also connections to Trumps team and Putin and hacks there-blackmail possible
Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:44 PM
Dec 2016

And we're never going to get all the details, but some will come out.

AgadorSparticus

(7,963 posts)
4. Details won't be available to the public. But it seems members of the Senate
Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:52 PM
Dec 2016

Have been brought into the fold. I hope our elected officials are talking the necessary measures to safeguard out country from foreign assault.

Shemp Howard

(889 posts)
5. President Obama must speak out about this!
Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:58 PM
Dec 2016

It would be Obama's last great service to the country as president. He would know the details. Please President Obama, let us know just what's going on here.

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