Great points as always! My concern is that these RussiaGaters have moved beyond the DNC hack. They seem to know that will never pan out. They are moving the goalposts, and trying to make mountains out of a field of molehills, hoping that something will eventually become substantive. They all seem to pushing the same sort of Gish Gallop argument, claiming that where there is so much smoke, there must be fire. There just must.
I really suggest watching the clip with Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté. Max makes the point that the sheer volume of repetition of the bullshit, and the fact that the bullshit is comng from “trusted sources”, may be enough to win the field — the last three candidates who tried to run on a Russian Scare platform (McCain, Romney and Clinton) all failed, but now the Overton Window on McCarthyist bullshit might be moving. And not in a good direction.