It’s not entirely clear what the Russian hacking story is supposed to be about.
But the media narrative that has emerged over the past several days seems to have been about an ongoing, coordinated effort to steal the Democratic National Committee’s emails and release them as a “fictitious” report.
But what does it mean for the 2016 campaign?
The short answer is that it depends on whether the goal of the campaign was to steal emails or to publish them.
The Russian hacking narrative seems to be a kind of anti-democratic witch hunt against anyone who disagrees with the president or his agenda.
The goal seems to involve making a series of false claims about the DNC and Trump supporters that then have the desired effect of distracting from the real story.
But in a way, the real scandal here is the way that the media reported the story as it was happening.
A month ago, the Washington Post reported that a hacker group had penetrated the DNC’s systems.
It published a list of some of the DNC members who had been hacked and then posted them online for all to see.
The article, which is often repeated by the media, included an allegation that some of these members were in touch with Russian intelligence.
The Post also included a list on the website of the Republican National Committee, which was widely reported as having been hacked by the Russians.
The story made no reference to the fact that the DNC had already taken down the list and had sent it to a trusted third party for vetting, and it made no mention that the list included names of Trump supporters.
The DNC did not publish a response to the story, and the Trump campaign did not respond to questions about the incident.
But in the days since the Post’s report, the DNC has released an email that was stolen from the DNC servers that showed a Russian operative attempting to use the list to access the emails of DNC officials.
In the email, a Russian-speaking hacker named “Gulen” is shown talking about how he has been trying to reach people in the Trump administration and in the media.
“The problem is that we have not gotten any answers from the government, and we don’t have any answers about the emails that are already released,” Gulen said, according to the email.
“They have no documents, they have no emails.
And we need to leak them now.”
The email did not contain any details about how the hack had been carried out.
But on Sunday, CNN reported that the hacking had begun with a phishing attempt by a hacker known as “Guccifer.”
The hack was carried out by a team known as the Fancy Bear.
A Russian-language transcript of the email exchange that CNN published appears to show that Guccifer is a former member of a hacking group known as GRU, the GRU is an acronym for the Russian military intelligence.
Guccifyres response to CNN’s story appears to be that he does not have any evidence to suggest that the emails are authentic.
He told the network that he had a phisher, a hacker who had obtained the emails.
But that does not seem to be the case.
“It is not a phish,” Guccifyre said.
“It’s a fake email.
I don’t know what they have done with it.”
In fact, the hackers were using a real email address and password, which Guccificationre told CNN was “not that hard” to figure out.
But the Russian hacker who hacked the DNC also appears to have had a hand in a Russian hack of a Democratic Party email server, which appears to come from the same hacker who stole the emails from the RNC.
The FBI has said that it is working with the DNC to try to determine whether the Russians used the DNC emails to hack into the Clinton campaign or to disrupt the presidential election.
But there is little indication that this investigation has begun.
On Friday, the FBI announced that the FBI is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, but the agency has not said whether it is looking at whether Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacks.
And there is a possibility that the investigation may not start until after the November elections, when Republicans and Democrats in Congress are expected to take a hard line on Russia.
For now, the story seems to boil down to the same kind of partisan witch hunt that the Russian hack had.
The media’s use of the story to divert attention from the actual scandal is unfortunate.
The Russians did not steal the emails and did not hack the DNC, but they did try to make them seem to.
And this effort was intended to distract from real problems in the Democratic Party, as well as the real problems with the Trump White House.
It is hard to see how this story can be sustained for long, and if Trump continues to insist that Russia was behind the hack, it could prove difficult for him to convince Americans that he has not been duped by Russian agents.