Who knew?--Russians happy that Trump won

Washington Post:
U.S. intercepts said to capture Russian officials celebrating Trump win

The reaction to the Trump victory contributed to the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Moscow’s efforts were aimed at least in part at helping the president-elect.

Identities of those involved in delivering stolen Democratic emails to WikiLeaks are at the heart of an unprecedented intelligence report detailing evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, which is expected to be presented to Trump on Friday.
Well, actually you did not need an intercept of Russian communications to know they were as happy about Trump's win as Trump supporters were.  Stories about their happiness over his win were printed in the Russian media and picked up by Western media.

I suspect that one reason for their happiness is that Trump during his campaign had said he sought better relations with Russia and Clinton did not.  At any rate, their approval of his victory was never a secret.

It should also be noted that the information released about the emails did not put words into the Democrats' mouth.  In all the attempts to blame "fake news," there was never any evidence that the released emails were fake.  While there has been no hard evidence showing that the emails had an effect on the election, the media continues to try to push a narrative suggesting that the election was hacked.  I suspect they are doing this for partisan reasons.


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