On Thursday of last week, the most senior members of the intelligence community testified to the Senate that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s email in order to undermine the Clinton campaign and influence the election. The same officials also testified that the hacks were authorized from the highest levels of Russia’s government. Of course, none of this is new. The only problem is that President-elect Trump has denied Russia’s involvement despite knowledge to the contrary.
Yesterday, Trump finally conceded Russia might be behind the hacks. Nonetheless, the press and many elected officials are stunned and have been left with the task of answering the questions: What are the next steps, and what should we make of this? Continue reading “Russia Did it! What Exactly?”