The CIA and other government agencies are indicating that Russia was involved in some sort of cyberwarefare activities to influence the United States’ Presidential election last month. As a matter of fact, they have been saying that for a while. It just didn’t matter that much until Donald Trump shocked the world by defeating Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College. Now, it’s a big deal.
Let’s put this in perspective for a minute though. The government is accusing Russia of using hacking as a means to influence the outcome of the United States’ election, the same election that Russia hacked emails from the Democratic National Convention and then gave them to WikiLeaks who in turn released them to the public revealing that the United States had fixed the Democratic Primary. Get that?
It’s now common, factual knowledge that Bernie Sanders was never in the running for the Hillary Clinton’s spot as the Democratic nominee. The fix was in. He made a good showing publicly, but he never had any chance. They made sure of it. And the same powers were at work in the general election. The government is angry because it appears that Russia was better at fixing the general election than they were. Now they have an outsider in the Presidency. Bummer for the elites.
Another big question is why Russia would want Trump to be President in the first place? The emails that they hacked are great material to control a Hillary Clinton as President. What could possibly be the rationale for Putin and the Russian government wanting a hothead like Trump as their primary competition amongst world superpowers? It seems much more likely that Russia was preparing for a Hillary Clinton presidency, and now the hacking is just being used as a means for the government to explain how an outsider could have infiltrated their elite system.
Of course, this theory all hinges on the idea that you truly believe that Donald Trump is an outsider that has used the Republican Party as a gateway to the Presidency. What do you think? Is Trump in league with Russia? Was this all part of an elaborate plot to deny Hillary Clinton her lifetime achievement award? Are there more sinister intentions of the Trump/Russia partnership? Or is this all an attempt to undermine Trump’s unexpected, shocking win by questioning its legitimacy and convincing the American people that the election’s outcome was influenced by an old enemy?
After all, there’s just no way that Trump could have just won without some help, right?