This part of a series where I hypothesise how Donald Trump came to be elected.
That Russia interfered with the US election is not an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory.
The current understanding is that:
- It was Russian hackers who hacked and released Hillary Clintons email server
- Russian paid shills and bots congregated social media like Twitter and /r/the_donald to post and promote pro-Donald / anti-Hillary content.
Here’s Republican Paul Ryan agreeing that Russia interfered with the US election:
Here’s Mitch McConnell condemning the Russian interference:
What’s still in question is whether Donald Trump and his campaign were directly working on orders from Russia – there’s currently no concrete evidence for that. With every link between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia that comes out, it looks worse and worse.