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What Happened in 2016?  (II) 

... and why did Putin do it?

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The Russian government meddled in the 2016 US presidential election in a variety of ways. Most consequential were the thefts of Democratic National Committee emails and their publication by WikiLeaks. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation documented the interference. A bi-partisan Senate Intelligence Committee report confirmed it. No serious person doubts that the Russian campaign occurred, though few believe it tipped the election. And no serious person, except Wall Street Journal columnist Holman Jenkins, Jr., has attempted to dismiss it as a trivial matter. “I was not shocked and still am not,” Jenkins wrote last month. “Since czarist times, the Russian