admitting that it was Russia who hacked the DNC. Though of course they still maintain that it had not impact on the outcome of the election.
But why did they do it?
Well the answer to that question may have been staring us in the face all along.
Courtesy of Think Progress:
Why did Putin take such a “fearful risk,” as Frum put it, to “mount a clandestine espionage and disinformation campaign on behalf” of Trump and against Clinton, “when Putin had every reason to expect that he probably would end up facing a President Clinton,” and a tremendous backlash.
You can certainly make a plausible case, as U.S. intelligence agencies do in their bombshell new report, that Putin had plenty of motivation to interfere. He wanted to undermine the legitimacy of U.S. elections and a Clinton Presidency, he blamed Secretary Clinton for “inciting mass protests against his regime,” and he was angry with the U.S. for the Panama Papers leaks. Those leaks showed a $2 billion trail of offshore accounts and deals that traced back to Putin and his cabal of kleptocrats, who, among other things, were getting rich “trading shares in Rosneft,” Russia’s state-owned (i.e. Putin run) oil monopoly.
But a half trillion dollars to line their pockets and prop up the Russian economy offers a much more tangible motivation for team Putin to get Trump elected. And it was Tillerson who had made the $500 billion oil deal with Putin that got blocked by sanctions.
Go ahead, take a guess as to who put all these pieces into place first. Even BEFORE Trump appointed the head of Exxon as his Secretary of State.
Did you say Rachel Maddow? Well you get a gold sticker.
"Biggest oil deal in the history of deals. So big it was expected to change the historical trajectory of Russia."
So ask yourself this, would the guy who wrote "The Art of the Deal" want to miss out on a deal like that?
Of course not.
And then ask yourself if you think Trump has holdings in Exxon and in Russia which are going to benefit "yugely" once this deal goes through?
And that might be it. Our democracy could have been hacked, and our election stolen, simply to help Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump get even richer.
And every deplorable voter who was tricked into voting for this tangerine colored conman will get bupkis, nada, nothing.