Researchers have concluded that the Democratic National Committee was breached by two Russian intelligence agencies, and metadata from the released emails suggests that the documents passed through Russian computers.
Is the Republican candidate for President too closely aligned with Russian president Vladimir Putin? There are more than a few signs that reveal Russian influence in the Trump campaign.
Yesterday, Rick Wilson, a Republican operative who has now moved into dissident status as a vociferous Trump critic, suggested that journalists ask Trump the following question: "Do you, or any of your business units have outstanding loans with Russian banks or individuals? If so, how much?” Newsweek asked and got this answer from Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks: "Mr. Trump does not have any business dealings in/with Russia."
Trump’s proposed foreign policy would, intentionally or no, aid Vladimir Putin in ways the Russian dictator could only dream about before Trump. Trump has repeatedly expressed wild admiration for Putin personally; his campaign staff and businesses have extensive ties to Russian interests. (Just yesterday, the New York Times reported the existence of a handwritten ledger documenting $12.7 million in payments to Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, from Ukraine's pro-Russian deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych).
New evidence and handwritten ledgers show 12.7 million dollars in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort, Donald Trumps campaign manager according to Ukraine's newly formed National anti-corruption bureau.
In this post the right wing media is warning of a cover up by main stream media that Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta raked in millions from a Russian government technology initiative – and failed to disclose the money on federal forms, as required by law.
Brian Ross digs into the truth behind Donald Trump's Russian ties and discovers Trump has lied about the seriousness of his connections with Russian leaders. The level of business amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars, what he received as a result of interaction with Russian businessmen.’
The government formally accused the Kremlin of stealing and disclosing emails from the Democratic National Committee and other sources. In a joint statement from the director of national intelligence, James Clapper Jr., and the Department of Homeland Security, the government said the leaked emails that have appeared on a variety of websites were “intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.”
Addressing a Goldman Sachs event in 2013, in one of the speeches that WikiLeaks published on Saturday, Mrs. Clinton gave a tough-minded, realpolitik answer to the question of how to handle a problem like Syria. If the best chance of success was to act secretly inside that country, she made clear, she had no problem doing that.