Posted to FB 3 years ago today. Remarkably prescient, if I do say so myself. And by next week, that asterisk denoting his place as one of only four US Presidents to have been impeached goes up next to his name. We know how much he likes to think of himself as special. Hope he enjoys it.
Donald Trump won the electoral vote, although not in the "landslide" that he claims. Presuming the electoral college confirms him, he will legitimately become President January 20th.
However, questions about the integrity of our electoral process, particularly its susceptability to foreign interference, have been raised. The CIA, FBI, and Congressionals of both parties say Russia carried out this interference, but disagreement seems to exist over details. DT dismisses the possibility that a threat to our democratic process exists--"ridiculous." A bipartisan group of senators and representatives call for an in-depth investigation of what occurred.
Questions that the American people might deserve an answer to include:
1. Who/what was hacked? The RNC? The DNC? Individual American politicians? Government offices?
2. What kind of information was gathered? Does any of this information put groups or individuals, especially goverment officials, in the position of being coerced or otherwise influenced by Russia?
3. What was Russia's goal? Discrediting the American electoral process? Undermining Hillary Clinton, should she be elected? Furthering Trump's chances of election--if so, why would they prefer him to HRC?
4. How was the hacking carried out? Were groups or individuals in the US involved in encouraging or facilitating it? What steps can be taken to insure that this kind of interference won't take place in future elections?
An investigation like this will take time and resources, and will raise some very uncomfortable issues. If you don't believe such an inquiry should occur, contact your Congressonals and tell them. If you think this is an enormously important issue, and that we should have answers to these questions, contact your Congressionals and tell them that.
We never did get a good answer as to why Putin wanted Trump elected, did we?