Things are what they are.
You should always read the whole article, as they usually bury unwanted facts below half way.
All the US candidates were offered meetings with their counterparts in Russia. This is normal practice.
Since the 50s Russia and communism are Americas bogey-man, and are always the brush you paint your enemy with ASAP if you want the public to turn against them, before they use it against you.
!) Communism fell in Russia a generation ago, and they are as capitalist as America and Europe.
2) Trump is all about American values and doing everything in America, the American way, and screw the outside world.
Which bit of that does not add up to him being a secret commie-pinko ?
Hacking from Russia, China and N.Korea combined, does not come close to the amount of hacking that comes from the USA.
America alone represents over 1/3 of hacking (measured over 30 days).http://www.securityweek.com/many-web-at ... tes-sucuri
To quote an old Jedi
"These are not the droids you are looking for".
The US Gov put hackers into 2 categories for political convenience;
If they sell the breached data, they are criminals or bad-actors
If they give it away they are state-sponsored actors
At no point do they mention the vast majority of hackers with no love of politics or borders, only the fun of hacking.
Trump is a thoroughly unpleasant man with several legal cases already pending.
Clinton is thoroughly unpleasant woman with several possibly even bigger cases hanging over her.
I wouldn't worry too much either way, as your system is setup so a Prez feels all-powerful and the country gets a new scapegoat, but they can be blocked all the time, and not make a single bit of difference.
Trump has never made his mind up which party he represents, like most he just jumps aboard the one he thinks could win.
During this farce most of the party he supposedly represents turned their backs on him.
He represents himself and an image of America in his head.
Clinton follows her own money trail, or more precisely her Husbands, and have both amassed hefty fortunes.
Much of this is funnelled through the Clinton Foundation "charity" of positive things, every one can feel warm about.
...Apart from the cold chill reading the actual amounts reaching their intended destinations.
To constitute a charity in the USA, at least 80% of the money must go to the intended.
The Clinton Foundation donates approx 64%
The President of Haiti has a strong opinion of the foundation, as they are still waiting for the disaster relief funds from several years ago, and have recently been devastated again.
Notably within hours of the election result, the questionable Saudi donators to the "charity" decided it may not be the investment opportunity they need anymore, and dropped their "funding".
Mind you regularly accepting huge amounts of money from powerful people in a country with appealing human-rights and anti-female laws, is something they can do without.
Trump dipped into the Trump foundation for the election, and was slapped for doing something illegal.
Clinton dipped into the Clinton foundation for the election, and no where near as much was said.
If you or I do something illegal, we get dragged into court.
If you are rich and well connected you send someone to hand a bunch of money to the court, and have another sip of expensive coffee while you look at your expensive TV.
The fact that a vote was allowed to happen with 2 crooks as the media-promoted only choice, and that either that wins still faces possible impeachment and arrest, leads me to the conclusion that you need to stop treating it as a popularity contest for an individual, and treat it as a job interview for a suitable candidate.
As long as US politics continues with the razzle-dazzle and show-boating, for personalities that have not yet proven their worth as humans, it is doomed to continue the theatre of soap-opera and game-show rolled into reality TV.
They deserve flags and ticker-tape when they have done a good job, not before.
Also this 1 million dollar deposit to be a candidate, means that only the rich or well connected can play at politics, so with that small elite group it can never represent the real America.
The day we know America has sorted its sh*t, is the day we see a First Nation president.
Currently the US politics system does not have any space for them, and neither does any proposed equality quotas for companies or jobs.
All the other minority groups shout much louder and are a majority compared with them.
America won't face it's own demons because it is too embarrassed.
Putting a "Red-Indian" on the world stage only points a big neon sign at it, as their issues will finally become normal regular news like other minority groups.
Every Thanksgiving America kills and eats millions of native birds, and focusses on family, but does not use it as a day to remember it owes a debt to the marginalised people it now tries to trespass over once more.
It should be a day when America donates to charities that support the native populace, and gives thanks to the people Thanksgiving was named for, not by.