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Don’t shoot the messenger.

October 18, 2016

Since when doesn’t it matter when there is evidence that a presidential candidate and that person’s closest advisers are not totally committed to America?

Apparently, in 2016.

It should matter when a close adviser to a candidate wishes that a mass shooting event had been committed by someone with an American name against someone with a Middle Eastern or Muslim name, simply because it would help a campaign.

Why isn’t it important that a candidate espouses policies that would put the country at greater risk from foreign enemies?

True, some of the allegations against Mrs. Clinton and her team are courtesy of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, hardly a role model for investigative or journalistic integrity.

There is no doubt that Julian Assange has an axe to grind with the Clinton campaign. He hasn’t exactly been her No. 1 fan since at least 2010, which predates the Trump campaign by six years.

Whether that’s rooted in a personal experience or he likes to do things that he thinks keeps him relevant or he just likes to jack us around, we may never know.

Noticeable to those that care to look is that the information he has released appears to have some degree of credibility and consistency over that six-year time span.

What is of more interest is that while the Clintons and their campaign staff are assailing Assange’s character and motives, they aren’t producing anything in the way of the original documents to contradict what he says are 100% accurate copies of email transmissions and transcripts.

The constant drip, drip of information that indicates that the Clintons are not exactly selfless American  patriots ought to matter.

Even if you can’t imagine voting for Trump, it might behoove you to at least consider what voting for his opponent could mean to the country, based on the information that has come to light as a result of this election.

If all the negative information came from Wikileaks, perhaps it would be fair to just ignore it as fiction or even a deliberate foreign disinformation operation.

But a lot of leaked or subpoenaed material went directly from government agencies to Congress, albeit often under legal duress.

Apparently, that still doesn’t matter if your last name is Clinton.

In fact, the biggest story of all here is that it was  apparently so easy for Assange to get the information in the first place.

Maybe through an electronic back door on a server in a basement?

From → op-ed

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