I suppose it’s because I lack the depth of insight that you possess, so I’m forced to go with generally what I read during the day and observe. Of course I do expect that perhaps many years down the road it will be leaked out how the Russians got to Trump. At that time, from hindsight, folks will be asking themselves how something that easy to do went for so long overlooked.

American intelligence knows this already, but without a shred of hard evidence what can they do. After all with 40% of Americans glued to Fox RT, any mention of such a possibility would create a political firestorm.

It’s like we can’t actually see planets revolving around distant stars, but from secondary data we know that they are there. The same with Trump. By his words and deeds we can guess what has taken place regarding Russia and Putin even though the hard evidence has yet to surface.

It just like at the beginning of last season, after following the Philadelphia Eagle since 1948 I f predicted, for the first time ever, that they would win the Super Bowl. In fact it drove me nuts after that transpired, experts keep saying, who knew — I knew. To me there was a ton of subtle evidence that it was very possible. Sometimes it’s the background noise that gives away the story.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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