September 4, 2016

Finally someone from the Clinton campaign is saying what has not been said out loud: The hack on the DNC, along with Donald Trump's connections to the Russian mob have not been adequately addressed, investigated, or given any attention by media.

On ABC's This Week, Kaine pointed email-obsessive Martha Raddatz to some facts.

"We’ve got a candidate in Donald Trump who won’t release his tax returns to the public after he promised to do so," Kaine retorted in response to yet another question about Clinton's emails. "And talk about national security -- he has openly encouraged Russia to engage in cyber hacking to try to find more e-mails or materials, and we know that this cyber attack on the DNC was likely done by Russia."

Well, yes. That's a thing. It's a mighty big thing, actually, but media has largely chosen to ignore the fact that the email of a political organization was hacked, apparently by Russian intelligence services while obsessing about Hillary Clinton's emails as well as the contents of the DNC hacked emails.

Kaine continued, "A president was impeached and had to resign over an attack on the DNC during a presidential election in 1972. This is serious business."

"So contrast the Hillary situation, where the FBI said there’s no need for legal proceedings, with an attack that is being encouraged by Donald Trump on the DNC by Russia similar to what led to resignation of a president 30 years ago," he concluded.

YES. Finally someone actually looks at that hack the way it should be -- as an intervention into United States elections by malevolent actors who may possibly have cooperated with the candidate running for President on the Republican ticket.

Martha Raddatz' response was predictable.

"Senator Kaine, I want to ask you one specific question about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails," she replied.

So, no problem with the DNC hack, then, but let's please obsess over the (c) in the third paragraph of an email.

Irony is truly dead.

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