Yesterday’s Senate hearings on the extensive Russian efforts to get Donald Trump elected U.S. president produced a lot of good sound bites, and much-needed pushback against the right-wing propaganda machine’s bizarre efforts to legitimize WikiLeaks at the expense of the entirety of U.S. intelligence networks. But I kept thinking those hearings ignored the big question: why?
Why did Putin work so hard to get Trump elected? Never before has the Russian despot been so deeply interested in electing a particular American presidential candidate. Putin’s loathing of Hillary Clintion is well-documented, and he certainly wants to undermine President Obama and the international …read more
Source: Daily Kos