Now, Eli has been tweeting a bit trying to put some sense into the Bernie Bots who are in the process of screwing the pooch. Rather than subjecting his loyal readers to what Russell would not approve of, the sense of it is well captured by a tweet from Leah McElrath
And indeed, as Ralph Nader showed in 2000, pure snowflakes can wreak any chance of getting what they want by demanding it all. That and screwing the rest of us.Those young men need to understand a REAL revolution requires coalitions and the support of PoC and (gasp) middle-aged women, not just fury.— leah mcelrath (@leahmcelrath) July 25, 2016
What he asks is going on. Is Mr. Putin looking for another web site to hack after the DNC job? That, of course raises even more interesting questions.
These questions include why the US Congress is not mounting a full bore investigation into why the Russians are "helping" Mr. Trump out. There is a good argument that without Russian money Trump is flat broke and two of the advisors closest to him, Paul Manafort and Carter Page, are mobbed up with Putin. Eli uses the term mobbed up with intent. Russia is not an autocracy, it is a kleptocracy.
Ms Rabett, who has some experience in such matters on the compliance side of the fence, points out that money laundering violations define the expensive real estate market in places like NY and SF, as brokers have accept money from peculiar sources. It is certain that the Trump Organization has accepted the money. What is not certain until law enforcement serves papers, is whether they did their due diligence and reporting. Eli suspects not, and if systematically done, which Eli suspects so, that is a RICO violation.
Eli must also ask whether Wikileaks is a front for Russian intelligence. Julian Assange more or less admitted that with the usual, you can't prove it. That puts a different twist on a whole bunch of things they have done in the last five years. Or perhaps they are just stooges for the Russians, sort of like the dead end Bernie Bros.
This story is moving fast and the reaction of the Benghazi crazed Republicans in the US Congress will provide some interesting tales. For example, Trump has conceded that his Russian "friends" were behind the hack.
ADDED: For those interested in the nitty gritty details that point to Russian intelligence being behind this effort to support Donald Trump, Eli recommends this article in Motherboard
and CrowdStrike has even moreThe forensic evidence linking the DNC breach to known Russian operations is very strong. On June 20, two competing cybersecurity companies, Mandiant (part of FireEye) and Fidelis, confirmed CrowdStrike’s initial findings that Russian intelligence indeed hacked Clinton’s campaign. The forensic evidence that links network breaches to known groups is solid: used and reused tools, methods, infrastructure, even unique encryption keys. For example: in late March the attackers registered a domain with a typo—misdepatrment[.]com—to look suspiciously like the company hired by the DNC to manage its network, MIS Department. They then linked this deceptive domain to a long-known APT 28 so-called X-Tunnel command-and-control IP address, 45.32.129[.]185.