Is Russia meddling with the U.S. election?

The evidence tells an alarming story

Has Russia gone too far?
(Image credit: Alexei Druzhinin//Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

The possibility of Vladimir Putin directly and significantly influencing the 2016 presidential election is no longer the stuff of pulp thrillers. It is looking more and more plausible. And if it's true, it should give everyone pause.

Even as the Democratic National Convention convenes to coronate Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party is clambering to stem the damage caused by a massive hack that leaked nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee. This attack follows hot on the heels of the so-called Guccifer 2.0 leak in June, which uncovered the DNC's opposition file on Donald Trump, as well as some donor data.

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