Clinton will Trigger a New Cold War with Russia Just to Beat Trump
Throughout the campaign, the Clinton camp has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the US presidential election through its alleged involvement in hacks and leaks, despite the lack of evidence to support this position, here’s why:
WikiLeaks Hillary Clinton’s campaign team was advised to link Russian President Vladimir Putin with Donald Trump in an apparent bid to distract voters from Clinton’s strategy on Islamic State.
The exchange of emails between Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and Clinton ally and columnist Brent Budowsky was among the batch of around 1,000 emails from Podesta’s account released by WikiLeaks on Saturday.
In a December 21, 2015 email, Budowsky slates Clinton’s position on fighting ISIS before advising Podesta to draw Putin into her attacks on US presidential election rival Trump.
Trying to blame Russia for leaks right before the elections is a very political and opportunistic move designed to make people stop thinking about evidence, not to mention the contents of the correspondence, experts say.
Hackers have been a major theme in the US presidential election, with the mainstream media portraying Russia – without any evidence – as a key cyber-war adversary.
US intelligence officials claimed Russia is behind the hacks and leaks that targeted Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement on Friday afternoon, saying that US intelligence was “confident that the Russian government directed” the hacks of emails and documents.
The FBI announced it was closing the investigation and not recommending any charges against Clinton right after the July 4 holiday weekend, with Director James Comey taking the unprecedented step of laying out his reasoning in a press conference. This has led to charges of favoritism toward Clinton, who is the Democratic Party candidate for president.
Emails and documents belonging to the Democratic National Committee were first released in June by Guccifer 2.0, but the DNC did not react until WikiLeaks released more files – which Guccifer 2.0 said he supplied to them – on the eve of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
Within hours, the Clinton campaign was accusing Russia and President Vladimir Putin personally of being behind the leaks, without disputing any of the documents’ authenticity or content.