Russia To Rig US Elections?

Russia To Rig US Elections?
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There is some confusion as to whether Russia is really messing with the U.S. elections. Some say that Donald Trump is Moscow’s ace card, but others are saying Russia is playing its part regardless of its terms with Trump. All this, allegedly to destabilize the U.S. and take more control of it. So which is which?


Russia to Rig US Elections

It is not clear whether Russia is really in league with Trump, but recent events have hinted that the two might have each other’s back. Although loyalty isn’t really part of the mix. It is a business and political relation that could benefit both, even if the two parties continue to sprout out confusing statements about each other.

In the previous week, WikiLeaks revealed private emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee. According to experts, the theft could be traced back to hackers with affiliation with the Russian Government. It went as far as Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager accusing Russia of trying to steal and use the emails in favor of Donald Trump.

This is not the first time a country has been accused of meddling with another nation’s elections, and not the first for Russia to be linked with other country’s political affairs. However, there is also the thought that Russia just wanted to improve its odds against America, and that it does not really support Trump.

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“In other words, even if Moscow is using its resources to back Trump’s candidacy, that wouldn’t mean that Donald Trump is a Manchurian (Muscovite?) candidate bent on doing Putin’s will. It could simply mean that the Kremlin thinks it could benefit more from President Trump than a Clinton administration,” according to the Washington Post.

Russia Denies Trump

To support this, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied accusations of the email hack and said that the issue involves the “total stupidity” of anti-Russian sentiments. Peskov refuted Trump’s suggestion to dig further into Clinton’s emails.

“As regards these (email) batches, that is not our headache. We never poke our noses into others’ affairs and we really don’t like it when people try to poke their nose into ours,” Reuters quoted the official.

“The Americans need to get to the bottom of what these emails are themselves and find out what it’s all about.”

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