I don’t know if there’s anything left to say about Trump; there have been so many empty words spilled on both sides. I wanted to write something about the contents of the WikiLeaks releases, but this article by Wendi Muse goes above and beyond in its analysis of the tactics employed by the Clinton campaign to collude with the media, manipulate identity politics, elevate Donald Trump into the media spotlight, dump Bernie Sanders, and lie about Her socioeconomic priorities. These issues aren’t speculative anymore. They have all been documented in the Podesta emails and DNC leaks.
And before you say something about Russia interfering with our elections, just read this. It is the *only* evidence put forth by the U.S. government for Russian involvement, and it can’t even make a concrete assertion, instead employing phrases like “are consistent with,” “we believe,” and “could have.” It explicitly states “we are not now in a position to attribute this activity to the Russian Government.” It was the mealy-mouthed suggestion of *two* intelligence agencies—not 17 as Clinton said in the third debate—one of which was created by the Patriot Act and the other one headed by a man who perjured himself in front of the U.S. Senate in 2013 (James Clapper). This document is the only primary resource for journalists, pundits, and bloggers articulating the certainty of Russian involvement.
Lastly, I would like to address another counterfactual meme currently in circulation: that the FBI “confirmed there was no criminality” in Clinton’s unsecured server set-up, which exposed classified information to the internet. In fact, what James Comey recently said was that the FBI had not changed its original conclusion. That conclusion was: Hillary Clinton effectively violated U.S. Code as Secretary of State, repeatedly, but will not be recommended for a felony indictment because it is unlikely that she can be succesfully prosecuted.
Here’s a great video from MSNBC on the whole server dust-up, but seriously, read the article I linked to at the beginning of this post, it will show you exactly how the sausage is made.
You can also read today’s statement from Julian Assange here.
Personally, my view on the race hasn’t changed since April.