Putin Hacked DNC Email Because He Fears Hillary Clinton

Many experts agree that the DNC hackings have the marks of the Russians. The question of motive is up in the air.

Yes, Donald Trump is sucking up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, changing the Republican Party platform’s pro-Ukraine proposals and talking about weakening NATO. And Putin has been pushing to install leaders just like Donald Trump, that is to say, easily manipulated buffoons whose egos are easy to stroke.

But Michael Crowley and Julia Ioffe at Politico reported on another very real possibility behind the hacking of the DNC — the hackings could well be revenge by Russian President Vladimir Putin on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because she’s so tough.

Clinton was tough on Putin, so much so that Putin blames Clinton for protests that broke out in 2011, accusing Putin of having rigged elections. Now Putin might be out for revenge.

“Clinton was a more skeptical voice on the reset,” former United States Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul told Politico. “She was tougher on the Russians. She pushed back. She was a difficult interlocutor with both [foreign minister Sergei] Lavrov and Putin — and I say that as a compliment.”

In fact, according to former U.S. officials, Putin sees Clinton as a “forceful proponent of ‘regime change’ policies that the Russian leader considers a grave threat to his own survival.”

Putin expects Hillary Clinton to win and he’s sending her a message that Russia is “a power to be reckoned with and can mess with her at will,” according to a diplomat with “extensive Russia experience”.

It’s not difficult to see Putin actually trying to interfere with U.S. election so that he can avoid having to deal with a much tougher negotiator, that is to say, Hillary Clinton. To this end, he would want Donald Trump because he’s so easily controlled, as Putin has been doing with other European leaders.

By hacking the DNC servers, Putin didn’t quite get what he wanted — as in, no dirt on Hillary Clinton. But he sent her a message, or tried to. The fact of the matter is, Hillary Clinton isn’t easily intimidated.

And that is why a leader like Putin fears her and wants Donald Trump to win. It makes perfect sense and the evidence is piling up.