Now that the initial uproar over the content of leaked DNC internal emails has begun to die down, the focus is shifting to the fact that the emails were illegally obtained and appear to have been strategically leaked in an attempt at influencing or even sabotaging a United States Presidential election in favor of Donald Trump. Now the FBI is confirming what had been suspected from the start: Russia appears to be behind the stunt. And that’s a concern, because other new revelations reveal that Trump is heavily in debt financially to the Russians to begin with.
CNN has confirmed today that the FBI suspects the DNC emails were obtained through a Russian cyber attack. This validates the assertion yesterday by the Hillary Clinton campaign that Russia was the culprit, and that the timed leak – immediately before the start of the Democratic National Convention – may have been an attempt at influencing the outcome of the election.
That’s led to the question of why Donald Trump has been so openly friendly during this election toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, a corrupt leader who has come to pose a direct threat to American interests. Some have suggested that the authoritarian Trump merely sees something of himself in Putin as a kindred spirit. But new reports suggest Trump may have a more material reason for aligning himself with Putin.
As it turns out, Donald Trump is in deep financial debt to the Russians. In fact investors in Russia now appear to be funding large chunks of his real estate efforts in New York City and elsewhere.
The deep financial ties between Trump and Russia could explain why Putin and his allies appear to have tried to rig the U.S. Presidential election in his favor by hacking into the email of the opposing party and strategically releasing it at a time aimed at hurting his opponent. As the FBI digs deeper, the story of Trump and Putin appears to be just getting underway. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution: