I have a serious question for some of the Donald Trump supporters who read my blog. My question is in regards to the numerous allegations that the Russians intervened in the recent presidential election. To be clear, I do not believe that Donald Trump was elected because of Russian intervention. Rather, I believe that the Russians intervened in the presidential election. Who the intervention helped, or hurt, or whether it was sufficient to swing the election one way or the other is immaterial. My question remains the same.
I believe that we can all agree that national elections are sacrosanct. I know that many Trump supporters argue that unrestricted and uncontrolled immigration is a cause of concern when it comes to national elections. I also know that many US voters would be concerned if foreign intelligence agencies should be proven to have hacked voting booth computers to change an election result.
Although we do not have concrete evidence to prove that the Russians intervened in the national elections, we do have evidence to strongly show that the Russians were behind the Hillary Clinton and other Democratic Party document leaks. Forget, for the purposes of this post, whether the outcome of the presidential election would have been any different with, or without the document leaks, and accept that there is a possibility that the Russians had something to do with them.
As you ponder that, consider the following; on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Donald Trump, in a press conference, acknowledged that he accepts that the Russians were involved in the hacking of Democratic Party documents. This after arguing numerous times that he had information that it was not the Russians.
My question is – does any of this concern you?
If it does, then what are your thoughts about the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency in terms of his ability to govern in the sole interests of the United States of America?
If none of the evidence concerns you; then would you honestly feel the same way if the same set of facts were being discussed today, except with one difference; replace the name Donald Trump with Hillary Clinton in all aspects. If Clinton had won the election and Clinton was alleged to have benefited from Russian interference during the election, would you still feel the same?
Can you honestly say that none of it concerns you today?
I really do not expect an honest answer because when the facts do not fit the narrative the proponents would rather resort to misdirection or name calling.