The notion that Russian hacking of John Podesta’s e-mails was the real reason for Trump’s astonishing victory requires a suspension of disbelief that goes beyond blind partisanship. Whatever the Russians did or didn’t do, Hillary Clinton lost and Donald Trump won the 2016 election on their own. Congress and the FBI do well to investigate what the Russians were up to last year. But claims that they stole the election are the laments of sore losers, not the product of rational analysis.
While all this head-spinning legal jibber-jabber goes back and forth, the foundation of the false narrative we’ve been hearing since November 8 has vanished. Now that we’re supposed to believe there was no real investigation of Trump and his campaign, what else can we conclude but that there was no real evidence of collusion between the campaign and Russia . . . which makes sense, since Russia did not actually hack the election, so the purported objective of the collusion never existed.
Senator McCain is shocked at the hack of a private party in which no national secrets were compromised or business technologies stolen. Rather, the release actually benefited the American public because the information obtained highlighted the sleaze surrounding the Clintons.
For the Far-Left, the “the Russians hacked the election” fake news story is a twofer. They now have control, through the federal government, of all the state and local election facilities that by their own admission were not hacked, and the Far-Left also benefits because President-elect Trump is being undermined.