Donald Trump

If Donald Trump had any class, any integrity, he would tell Mr. Assange (and, perhaps, WikiLeaks’ Russian sponsors) that he does not want their help in November. Hacking is theft. Hacking is a serious crime. Releasing damaging, stolen information that is embarrassing to Secretary Clinton is no different than hacking into our voting machines.

In this case the hacking looks more and more like the venture of a foreign government to influence our democracy. I am also revolted that the press has deemed Assange worthy of coverage. He is either a common thief or an outlet for stolen materials which makes him an accomplice to theft which makes him a common criminal.

I don’t expect Trump to ever do the right thing. This is a mean-spirited guy who makes sport out of stiffing small contractors. Nor will the media. I doubt that Assange can change the outcome of our election — this time.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.