So last night, Slate posted this story, a story that — though long — looks like the smattering of a Trump scandal, or worse. So was a Trump computer server corresponding with Russia?
This morning, the New York Times said that in investigating Trump, the FBI had as yet found “no clear link to Russia.” The investigation — as with the recent trove of emails from Carlos Danger (whom everyone hates right now) — is continuing, though the FBI has made no public statements as to what they’re looking at, or what they’ve found so far. Unlike the troves of emails connected to Hillary Clinton, the FBI hasn’t announced they’re investigating a potential link between Trump and Russia.
Curiouser and curiouser. From this, we see that the investigation into the recent Weiner emails won’t finish before the election. Make of that what you will.
The weird thing is, if you’ve been paying even a little bit of attention, this was bound to happen. Any time the Trump campaign has accused any one of — well, anything — it has turned around to backfire on them. (Think sexual improprieties (at best), and complaints about the candidates’ respective foundations.) We have a scriptural reference for Mr. Trump. It’s found in Matthew 7:3:
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”
Of course, that could be called a false equivalency. Just because computers are involved in both circumstances does not mean the miscues — intentional or no — are the same. But check out this activity chart between a Russian server and a Trump account. Activity increased when election activity increased.