These emails can ring the death knell for Trump if they are about his connivance with Russia to steal the election-related data from U.S. computers in order to win the election.
By Rakesh Raman
Exactly like bikinis, the U.S. intelligence report released Friday about Russian hacking conceals more than what it reveals.
It is a crude piece of work primarily based on conjectures that Russia may have attacked the Democratic Party’s computer systems to steal data in order to discredit Hillary Clinton, who eventually lost the presidential election.
People who understand technology must be laughing at the intelligence of intelligence agencies because their report ignored even the basic tech principles. The armchair report, for example, failed to provide the hacking ‘audit trail’ (a sequence of events in a cyber security investigation) which is essential to prove the identity and location of hackers.
How can the U.S. agencies blame Russia without clearly showing the hacking routes from U.S. computers back to Russia-owned IP addresses? The report did not provide this evidence, because in all probability it is a fake report aimed to hoodwink the American voters who are not ready to accept the election result.
Emails of Donald Trump
While most Americans preferred to blindly believe the intelligence findings instead of questioning their veracity, Obama has even ordered punitive actions against Russia based on the unverified report.
But American politicians – Democrats as well as Republicans – who believe that Russia was behind the hacking have failed to recognize a simple fact that if Russian hackers are so adept, they would have also hacked Trump’s emails which were on unprotected private servers.
Earlier, during the election campaign period, Trump would have ignored this possibility because it was largely believed that Russian hacking would help him win the election.
But now Trump has realized this fact or perhaps Russia has made him realize this fact that his hacked emails can also be released like it happened for Clinton. And Trump’s emails can be much more damaging for him as they may be about racism, sex, his blasphemous remarks, and shady business deals.
And these emails can ring the death knell for Trump if they are about his connivance with Russia to steal the election-related data from U.S. computers in order to win the election.
If it is established that Trump was working hand in glove with Russians to launch a cyber attack on the U.S., the act, according to the U.S. Constitution, will amount to treason against the state. In that case, Trump may lose his presidency.
Obviously, today Trump must be a worried man for the fear that Russia can bring his secret emails also in the public domain. Now, therefore, he is doing everything possible to please Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin. You can clearly see Trump’s nervousness in the unconditional favor he is showing these days for Russia.
“Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only ‘stupid’ people, or fools, would think that it is bad!” Trump said Saturday.
Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only “stupid” people, or fools, would think that it is bad! We…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2017
Earlier, the President-elect Trump praised Putin’s remarks when Putin said after the U.S. election that it is important for Democrats and Hillary Clinton to know how to lose gracefully.
Among his other pro-Russia decisions, Trump ignored former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to select Rex Tillerson for the Secretary of State position, while Tillerson is believed to be a friend of Putin.
It is expected that Trump will appoint more people in his administration clandestinely endorsed by Russia. If this happens, they will be some kind of Russian spies in Trump administration.
Moreover, after winning the election, Trump has always defended Russia, saying that Putin’s people may not be behind the alleged election hacking, as he does not have any solid proof of it.
Even now when the intelligence report has revealed its findings against Russia, Trump is not quite ready to trust the U.S. agencies, although he has issued politically correct statements expressing his confidence in them.
Trump’s brimming affection for Putin indicates the possibility that he will work as Putin’s man in the White House. And before making America great again, Trump will try to make Russia great for Americans.
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