Oh those Russians
I am genuinely confused as to why everyone here apparently buys the combined intelligence line that "the Russians" did it. The document that was produced for public consumption contained no real evidence whatsoever for the assertion. Certainly nothing even remotely resembling something presentable in court.
It seems the Democratic party and Podesta email release scandals' hacking ties to Russia are tenuous at best. One should also note that Assange (tm) and someone else intimately involved, have variously stated that it was an inside job, not a hack.
Also, why do we repeatedly see written that "Wikileaks" is some sort of Russian lackey? Is there any evidence of this other than they publish some stuff that is offensive/embarrassing to the USA and other western nations? Is it simply that Wikileaks hasn't published anything damning the Kremlin (they may have, I didn't check) that makes them a Kremlin lackey by process of elimination? I am in fact curious to know the answer to this, as I must have missed the memo.
Could someone point me to where I can find actual evidence of the alleged hacking - or is it all too secret?
Also, so far the supposed "links" between Russia and Trump/his team, are at best tenuous.If I drank a beer last week with an IRA terrorist, would that "link" me to terrorism? Surely one would need more evidence than casual encounters in the course of normal business? But maybe not ... I guess if the Trump transition team were "wiretapped", there might be some evidence - I look forward to hearing it.
That said, it might all be true, thaose damned Ruissians! But it might also all be a giant misinformation campaign being waged by the Democrats and "deep state" to cover up their obvious gross negligence in internal IT security. The known facts, of which there are simply very few, can be construed to support either notion.
Bring on the Grand Juries, testimony under oath and rules of evidence!
ps: Comey pissed off everyone. He overstepped his authority (not in question btw) and breached a number of FBI procedures and principles - he had to go and both sides know it. Heads of the agencies of the Executive Branch serve at the Presidents will. Comey is not the first FBI Director to get canned, probably not the last. AGs, the same. Trump has been pretty mild so far in canning opposition appointees, compared to Obama and Clinton.