It appears that the GOP is finally realizing how serious the DNC hack was, but probably not for the reasons Donald Trump had hoped. There was instant suspicion regarding both the timing of the release as well as who was behind it when the 20,000 emails dropped last weekend. Almost immediately fingers were pointed directly at Russia. No other countries were even mentioned.
Within a day, multiple security experts, including the FBI, came out and said it was Russia. The Daily Beast reported that U.S. officials suspect it was a "deliberate attempt to influence the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump."
Add to this the fact that Donald Trump, in a press conference yesterday from Florida, said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Suddenly words like "treason," "espionage" and "Logan Act" were being thrown around by the media, citizens, politicians and even government officials.
Now, it appears even the GOP has had enough. The Washington Post is reporting that two dozen Republican national security experts are expected to deliver a letter to Congress on Friday asking for an "immediate investigation into the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee"
The letter was signed by high level members of both the Reagan and Bush administrations, advisers to John McCain and Mitt Romney and many State Department veterans. The letter states:
“This is not a partisan issue but rather an assault on the integrity of the entire American political process...Congress has a responsibility to get to the bottom of this extraordinary breach, not only to determine who was responsible but also to consider the appropriate response...The hacking of a political party’s email system by Russian intelligence agencies would, if proven, constitute unprecedented foreign interference in an American presidential campaign."
Uh oh, Trump is in a whole heap of trouble now. I am not saying he is responsible...but if it walks like a treasonous, yam faced, tiny handed shitgibbon and talks like one...it probably is 99.99% guilty, or at least connected.