In one news source, The Guardian, there appears the following about the leaked Hillary Clinton emails:
The releases were highly damaging to Clinton, and US intelligence officials now believe they were hacked by Russia and passed to WikiLeaks to boost Trump’s bid for the White House. Assange has repeatedly declined to be drawn on the source of the hacked emails he published.
Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative and associate of Trump, said in August that he had been in communication with Assange over an “October surprise” to foil Clinton. WikiLeaks began publishing emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee and the email account of Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, in October.
It is impossible to know how much the email disclosures affected the outcome of the race, but there is little doubt the revelations harmed Clinton’s prospects during the crucial last weeks of the campaign.
Well, boo hoo. I happen to believe that the emails made no material difference in the final outcome, but what if they had?
What would rather have, an elected President who had come to the office through dealing illegitimately with an opponent, or knowledge that revealed her venality and that contributed to her loss? The Democrats are whining like nobody’s business over the leaks, and blaming them for the loss, but why the hell are they doing that instead of doing what they should be doing? Ask yourself if they are more disturbed over their bad behavior, or disturbed that their bad behavior was found out. Trust me, it’s the latter, not the former. They are not in the least ashamed of their behavior.
Now go tell me that Trump is deplorable. At least he has the grace to let it all hang out so that everyone knows what he thinks, warts and all. Thank goodness nobody has managed to pry his Twitter account out of his hands.
Mind you, I still think that the FBI and CIA or whatever alphabet soup agency is in charge of such things will thoroughly investigate how the Russians managed to hack Clinton’s emails. And I’d like to know what Roger Stone had been talking to Mr. Assange about, and if he had been involved in the hacking or merely knew about it. But I can pretty much guarantee you that the reason the Russians could provide the emails to WikiLeaks is because of Clinton’s own nonchalant and incompetent disregard for security in her email servers. Which is another good reason to regard her as too much of a security risk to be President.