On was it a russian ...chances are it was.
was it the russian govt - that is a big step and really hard to prove - don't forget, much like many other private organisations/individuals, these guys are for hire - it could have been my hamster who paid for it.
On Clinton / Trump
It worries me that you Americans - on both sides - seem to lose sight of the fact that someone may disagree with your politics and still be a good person and have genuine and reasonable reasons for holding their opinion.
Personally I think it is at least partly because some of the bad things the other side says are true (on both sides) and to stop thinking about that you hold closer to your chosen man|woman and shout louder at the other woman|man.
There also seems to be a view that if you dont vote trump|clinton you are effectively voting clinton|trump
Personally I think they both have serious issues.
If I had a vote in this election (and I dont) I would not vote for either. I would look for a way of saying that neither of these are good enough for the job.
In the UK they report on the number of spoilt ballots.
if that number got be be something like the margin of victory, in a reasonably democratic country it should give the political classes as a whole pause.