1. One or more hackers have said that they had hacked computer systems that include: Hillary Clinton emails, the Democratic National Committee emails.
"Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.
The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system that they also were able to read all email and chat traffic, said DNC officials and the security experts.
The intrusion into the DNC was one of several targeting American political organizations. The networks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were also targeted by Russian spies, as were the computers of some Republican political action committees, U.S. officials said. But details on those cases were not available."
2. Donald Trump apparently conducts business with the Russians, and it is imperative for American voters to understand his relationships thoroughly. That includes sharing his IRS filings.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken favorably about Trump, who has called for better relations with Russia and expressed skepticism about NATO. But unlike Clinton, whom the Russians probably have long had in their spy sights, Trump has not been a politician for very long, so foreign agencies are playing catch-up, analysts say.
“The purpose of such intelligence gathering is to understand the target’s proclivities,” said Robert Deitz, former senior counselor to the CIA director and a former general counsel at the National Security Agency. “Trump’s foreign investments, for example, would be relevant to understanding how he would deal with countries where he has those investments” should he be elected, Deitz said. “They may provide tips for understanding his style of negotiating. In short, this sort of intelligence could be used by Russia, for example, to indicate where it can get away with foreign adventurism.”
3. WikiLeaks is about the business of obtaining information surreptitiously and leaking it. On one hand, it is a journalistic enterprise, on the other, it can be a partner in crimes.
"WikiLeaks has not revealed the source of the leaked emails, although in June a hacker using the name Guccifer 2.0 claimed responsibility for the hacking into the DNC’s computer network. On Sunday, however, Clinton’s campaign manager claimed the emails were leaked, quote, "by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump," unquote."
"WikiLeaks /ˈwɪkiliːks/ is an international, non-profit, journalistic organization, that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources."
Americans are at risk when foreign governments and spies become engaged in political tyranny. This is especially dangerous if politicians and their parties become engaged in the process. That is why it is imperative to call for action by the FBI and CIA to investigate what is happening.
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Updated 10:46 AM ET, Tue July 26, 2016"
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