Clash Of The Titans


The ongoing war of words between President Trump and former President Obama is wearing me out, though I have little doubt Trump may very well be correct that he was being surveilled, if not wiretapped.

(I wrote this a couple of days before the latest round of Wikileaks came out, the “Vault 7” dump that uncovered the CIA’s surveillance techniques. In short, the gist of it was that not only could the CIA surveil someone, they could make it look like somebody else did it, like the Russians for instance. Sound familiar?)

Will we ever get down to the bottom of it? That seems to be the one thing that never seems to happen these days. The more questions there seems to be, the less answers the American public seem to get.

If the allegations are true, what can be done (or should be done) to the former President? It seems doubtful to me (though I never practiced law) that Mr. Obama could be tried criminally.

This will likely drag on in the court of public opinion for a while, as the press loves this kind of never ending nonsense. It gets tiring to watch, so I try hard these days to avoid the hysteria of cable news, and the corporations who own them.

Wikileaks Will Change The World

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With three weeks left before the US elections that will find our 45th President, allegations of all kinds of misconduct are being thrown around like snowballs on a cold winter day.

It is hard to overlook the role that Wikileaks, a website that gathers information from political figures and big names thanks to hacked into E-mail, has had on the campaign to date. All kinds of information about the Clinton campaign’s inner workings have come to light, which doesn’t bode well for them. The biggest accusations (at least to my point of view) is how closely the media has been working with Hillary.

Regardless of what happens the rest of the way, Wikileaks impact in these elections will be felt. Might be a “death by 1,000 paper cuts” kind of thing.

The odds, according to fivethirtyeight.com, have Clinton with an 88% chance of winning as of today. If a so called “media bias” is out there and exists, could such a bias skew the polls?

The most likely scenario is that Hillary wins, having pulled out all kinds of stops to beat a non-politician. If that happens, the “leaks” that keep dripping may damage a Clinton presidency right from its start on January 20, 2017. There’s still a chance that Trump wins and pulls off one of the great political upsets in American history, but let’s cross that bridge when we get to it, and if we get to it.