The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has been mired in resignations, e-mail scandals and protests.  As the nation makes history by electing the first woman to the democratic presidential ticket, about 20-thousand of emails  
have been leaked that reveal the DNC fixed the primary nomination in favor of Hillary Clinton and feverishly worked

against Bernie Sanders that disenfranchised thousands of voters.  DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz ended up resigning at the start of the convention after the emails showed her to be a mole in the Sanders campaign.  While Wikileaks admitted to releasing all the emails, Democrats think America’s ally Russia played a role in hacking in the DNC.

It’s all smoke and mirrors.  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a press conference saying no one knows whether Russia has Clinton’s emails, but if they did, he urged Russia to share them with the country.  Trump said “If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!”  Trump went on to lambaste the Democrats and the press for deflecting the facts in the email.  Trump said “it’s not about Russia or China or whoever sent them, it’s about what was said – talking about Jewish, talking about Race, what was said was a disgrace.”  Trump also added, If it is Russia, it shows how little respect they have for our country that they would hack into a major party and get everything.” 

Former Arizona congressman Ron Barber and current Tucson delegate to the Democratic convention says Trump may have crossed the line from politics into treason.  Barber thinks Trump is calling on the Russians to now hack into Clinton’s computer and retrieve the emails Clinton says she deleted.  Barber says it’s “just plain wrong and may be illegal and needs to be looked into for sure.”  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claimed credit for releasing the shocking e-mails and promised more to come that are sure to quote, “embarrass Hillary.”

Kris Dugan