Every news headline about the alleged Russian hacking includes the word “election”. In fact none of the hacking activities impacted the election. Individuals were the target of the hackers. Those individuals just so happen to have written about subjects they never intended to become public. Now that the tone and depth of deceit of their writings has been exposed, there is much consternation and demand to hold accountable those who disclosed/hacked, and punish the perpetuators/hackers.
What the American people have chosen to do is to punish the deceit. That punishment coincidently happens to be associated with the team of people associated with Hillary Clinton. It is really no different than the philanders who were caught by the hack on Ashley Madison and the subsequent public disclosure of their names. To be sure those spouses, friends and family have extracted their measure of punishment for the offending behavior. So it is with the American voter, they chose not to accept the behavior of Hillary Clinton and her team.
The Russians may or may not have been the hacker. The shocking part of this whole subject is the revelation there are “16 or 17” intelligence agencies! News organizations roll the number off the video or printed page without a single question of why are there 17 intelligence agencies. I wonder if the number was 173 agencies if it would have generated a question. This is a classic demonstration of essences of government. Government’s inherent focus is to get ever larger in every area in which they are given purview. President Trump is correct in proposing a shakeup of the organizational scope of the various agencies. It must be done and it must be done in every similar case throughout the Federal government. The “Big Foot” of budget savings, (waste, fraud and abuse) has seen but never captured, and it never will be with a typical politician. If you have studied basic organization, you will know about “silos”, and barriers they present to adopting change. Seventeen silos, of the same function, insanity. Waste of epic proportions. Think of the funds that could have been directed to………, you name the social program.