When Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump said he hoped the Russian government had found Hillary Clinton s 30,000 missing emails, he wasn t just taking a swipe at his opponent.
While social media users were atwitter about whether or not The Donald had committed treason—for the record, he didn t—I don t know if his quasi-seditious braggadocio reveals anything about his loyalty to the country he hopes to represent at home and abroad.
Personally, it made me wonder about his fitness to lead a nation daily engaged in cyber military operations that almost certainly make the Stuxnet attack on Iran s nuclear program look like Day One.
And far more importantly, it made me question whether Trump understands just how serious the threat of hacking is — and that such a lack of understanding could cost him the election.
The Stakes Have Never Been Higher
We now have fresh evidence that suggests Russia its leader, an apparent fan of the Republican nominee hacked the DNC, and that another incursion into the computer systems used by Hillary Clinton s presidential campaign as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee discovered days later also appeared to be the work of a Russian government agency, according to The New York Times.