When Americans breathe a sigh of relief because the 2016 presidential elections are finally over, there will have been many things said by the candidates that we will never forget. For Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, it would probably have to be, “I do not recall.” For Republican candidate Donald Trump, “It was rigged,” will be a perennial favorite.
Another one, mostly from Clinton surrogates regarding WikiLeaks emails, is “They were doctored.” Democratic Party boss Donna Brazile tried that one recently with regard to emails containing questions that she was allegedly feeding Clinton ahead of a town hall meeting in March. In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Brazile said, “I have seen so many doctored emails. I have seen things that come from me at 2 in the morning that I don’t even send.” She followed that up by saying, “I will not sit here and be persecuted, because your information is totally false.”
So she’ll probably be glad to hear that she won’t be persecuted about it any longer. Thanks to technology and one persistent blogger, the WikiLeaks emails have been authenticated and verified as real and unaltered. The emails in question were run through a popular software verification program that authenticates emails and detects those that have been tampered with. It’s too complicated to explain the program here or discuss the details of its reliability, but suffice it to say, there is extremely high confidence that the results were accurate. Also, the same process was administered in other locations to establish authenticity, and the results were exactly the same.
It appears this is just another move in the Clinton playbook–lie about everything and lie often. But WikiLeaks, with the help of the latest and greatest technology, may very well lead to the truth—and even prison bars for some. It seems that technology is making it increasingly easy for bad people to keep doing bad things. But alas, technology can also thwart the bad guys by uncovering the dirty deeds for all to see. Hallelujah!.