What Trump Validated This Week

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By Skyhorse Publishing, Special for USDR

In this book published one month before the election, The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election (Skyhorse Publishing paperback; October 10, 2016; $18.99), New York Times bestselling author and MSNBC contributor Malcolm Nance not only identifies the hackers as Russian but digs deep into the biggest political scandal since Watergate; Donald Trump finally acquiesced on this topic in Wednesday’s press conference, saying they “probably” did. Nance’s other claims include:

  1. The entire Russian hacking was done specifically to elect Donald Trump as president.
  2. Trump’s advisors, including Paul Manafort, were most likely involved in the attack.
  3. Vladimir Putin personally developed and orchestrated the hacking.

In April of 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization’s computer servers. In the days and weeks that followed, they learned that the cyberthieves had helped themselves to everything: sensitive documents, emails, donor information, and even voicemails. Nance’s investigations led him to none other than Russia’s spy service. Their method: a new hybrid cyber warfare called Kompromat.

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