NY Times: Proof Emerges That Vladimir Putin HEAVILY Altered 2016 Election (DETAILS)

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Political news pundits are still scratching their heads trying to figure out how the 2016 presidential election ended up in a Donald Trump victory. Even Trump pointed to signs that something might be amiss when he told his followers that if the polls showed him winning in any state but the results showed that he didn’t, the election was rigged.

That’s exactly what happened, just in reverse.

No one is suggesting that the voting machines were tampered with, or that the election process itself was in any way less than the reliable system we expect it to be, but New York Times columnist Paul Krugman tweeted his theory this week that Vladimir Putin and one “faction of our own security sector” conspired to influence the election in Donald Trump’s favor.

While Krugman is not the first to point to Putin’s influence over the election due to WikiLeaks’ DNC email hack being tied to Russian hackers and Russian intelligence, nor is he the first to blame James Comey’s late, unprecedented decision to announce an investigation to Congress just weeks before a presidential election, he is the first to propose that the two were working together.

If true, it is a startling and terrifying thought.

It’s also a thought that should be heard and taken seriously. Paul Krugman is no crackpot conspiracy theorist. He’s a Nobel Laureate and an internationally respected expert in economics. A statement like this from him is not one he would make lightly, nor will it be dismissed as “biased media” by any thinking person.

Admiral Michael Rogers, head of the NSA and US Cyber Commands, confirmed on Thursday that the WikiLeaks hack was absolutely an attempt by a foreign country to influence the election in favor of the Republican candidate.

‘There shouldn’t be any doubt in anybody’s minds. This was not something that was done casually. This was not something that was done by chance. This was not a target that was selected purely arbitrarily. This was a conscious effort by a nation-state to attempt to achieve a specific effect.’

Putin stands to benefit greatly from Trump’s presidency for many reasons, and Trump’s late grab of undecided voters certainly indicates that Comey’s announcement may have made up a lot of minds.

Is it possible that the two are connected?

Featured image via Getty/Mikhail Svetlov