One of the goals of this website is to try to make sense of all of the news swirling around. But sometimes, it gets easy to lose the forest for the trees. When a new bombshell story drops every few hours instead of weeks, and the President of the United States is a narcissistic megalomaniac with nearly no impulse control and a twitter account, it's easy to get lose track of where we are, how we got here, and where we're going.
This article, The Russian Hypothesis, lays out, from evidence gathered from multiple sources, the details of if, when, why, and how the Trump Campaign colluded and conspired with the Russians to steal the 2016 Presidential Election.
This will be an evolving document that takes into account new information as it comes along.
Remember, if a hypothesis does not fit the evidence, one must change the hypothesis.
Hypothesis: Elements of the Russian Government, under the leadership and authorization of Vladimir Putin, worked with fringe elements of the political spectrum, to destabilize the American democratic system, to sow chaos and mistrust in the United States, in a continuing effort to further Russian influence throughout the world. A large portion of this chaos would be to delegitimize the presumptive Democratic Nominee Hilary Clinton, and if possible, install a person beholden to him as the POTUS.
To this end, Putin leveraged Donald J. Trump into running for President. Trump, who was already compromised with financial, legal, and sexual kompromat, played the part of the Useful Idiot.
After assisting Trump through the Republican Primary, the Russians assisted Trump with destabilizing the campaign of HRC on multiple fronts, in exchange for a quid pro quo of rescinding the Magnitsky Act, which enforced strict sanctions on the Russian Oligarchy.
Some of these fronts included the timed release of stolen emails through their intermediary Julian Assange and Wikileaks, the encouragement of the Bernie or Bust crowd, coordinated media campaigns with Right Wing Media channels and sites such as Breitbart, InfoWars, and Fox News, and a concentrated social media campaign meant to target likely HRC voters, as well as exploiting relationships with personnel in certain American governmental and investigative positions, such as the New York FBI Field Office.
The largest parts of the Russian operation were the infiltration of the Republican National Committee with illegal money laundered from Russia, and a concentrated effort to compromise the election itself through hacking of the voter rolls and/or the voting machines.
The money laundering was coordinated between Russians acting for and on behalf of the Russian Government, the Trump Presidential Campaign, and senior members of the Republican National Committee.
The voter hacking and social media campaigns were micro targeted using information gained from Cambridge Analytica. By being able to identify likely HRC voters, and taking advantage of voter ID laws in several "swing states", votes were effectively suppressed by modifying the voter rolls so that they did not match the ID's of the people attempting to vote.
While the best case scenario for the Russians was the election of Donald Trump, it was not expected to happen. The likely plan for the post election period was for Trump to start a fringe Right Wing Media company, in partnership with Roger Ailes and Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon. This company would continue spreading a nationalistic message, while simultaneously attacking the HRC administration.
Instead, all of the operations combined to a synergistic result of a Donald Trump victory. It has yet to be determined whether this will be a long term victory for Russia or not. The election is already being referred to in some circles as a "Political Pearl Harbor."
Like I said, this is simply a hypothesis, a road map of what happened to lead to today. This will be updated over time, with supporting documentation, explanations of events, and articles detailing specific points.
I understand this whole thing sounds like a crazy conspiracy theory. The only things missing are jet fuel, the illuminati, and time traveling 12 foot tall norsemen.
Well, we are in crazy times.
None of this is Normal.