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[–] fapper90 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

I appreciate your respectful candor with your reply. If it's ok, I'd like to address two major points rather than the whole post, for brevities sake.

First, there were likely numerous dissenters within the DNC who were pissed off by the Party's attempt to oust Bernie, but there is zero evidence that the information stolen from their servers was obtained by anyone else but the Russians. While it's true that the FBI never inspected the DNC's servers, it was done by a 3rd-party called Crowdstrike, a company that also investigated the Sony Leaks and its conclusions were supported by the FBI.

In regards to the fact nothing was stolen from person after his murder, this isn't uncommon as criminals often will panic and flee if they are confronted by their victims instead of being submissive. While this a personal anecdote, I think it's relevant to provide context to that point. A student at my high school was murdered in an attempted robbery after he refused to give up his cell phone and car keys to his attackers. After they shot him, they drove off without taking anything. If I were to guess, with the caveat that I don't have any hard evidence to back it up, Seth was likely murdered to prevent him from identifying his assailants.

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[–] lbruiser 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

zero evidence that the information stolen from their servers was obtained by anyone else but the Russians

That's my hang up. We know the CIA has tools that when they attack a server they can make it look like it was from a Russian source. I mean, you could go get a VPN from any country, do something blackhat, and make it appear the attack was from that country. Even from Russia.

Crowdstrike

I would suggest you look into these guys. I follow a systems administrator podcast called TechSnap (Jupiterbroadcasting Network), and over the years I've heard of Crowdstrike's "colorful" decisions. Including their scare propaganda so they can get more work.

I guess my issue is we know the news networks are propaganda machines. Smith-Mundt Act (See below). This is where most people are getting their information on the Russian hacking. Sure Trump supporters will head in sand. I'm also not suggesting we don't investigate. My issue is everyone is acting shifty. We should look into the Seth Rich murder, just as much as the potential of Trump and Russian potential connections.

My only wish is we had kept every President under such hard scrutiny. We just gave a huge pass on Weapons of Mast Destruction, or the signing of the NDAA ("NDAA" is used colloquially for the section added in 2012 allowing indefinite detention of Americans without charges, showing cause, or due process).

I just personally believe if the DNC is doing this for political reasons, and couldn't care about us or what this president can/will do.

Smith-Mundt Act

The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, which was contained within the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (section 1078 (a)) amended the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987, allowing for materials produced by the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to be available within the United States.[1][2] The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 effectively returned the legislation to the original purpose before Senator J. William Fulbright (D-AR) amended the Smith-Mundt Act to prevent his colleagues in the U.S. Senate, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the U.S. media and academia from reviewing, except in Washington, D.C., or otherwise reusing or material produced by the United States Information Agency.[3]