> Tell me, why have these e-mail releases only come at the expense of the Democrats?
Because nobody has sent Wikileaks any. They're a leak group, not a hacking group. They tweeted themselves that if someone had sent the leaks earlier, this could've been Sanders v. Trump.
> Do you believe that only the Dems conduct shady or embarrassing business?
Unlikely, and one of the GOP hinted as much downplaying the leaks by saying "next time it could be us." But you do have to actually present evidence before I'll go accusing anyone.
> Or is it simply that the current situation validates your political position and you aren't interested in justice?
I'm sure there may be some like that--there always seem to be. I wouldn't count myself among them, however.
> Is it a coincidence that these e-mail releases come during a political campaign?
Not at all. It should be hard to get leaks of campaign malfeasance before a campaign isn't actually going on.
> Or is it a coincidence that Donald Trump keeps making these bizarre admiring comments about Vladimir Putin?
Probably--they talk about playing up his "bromance" with Putin in the leaks, though. I won't defend Russia's actions--I don't like that at all. I greatly prefer not to go to war with them, however.
> I'll take a regulated police officer over a vigilante (or simply paid mercenary) hacker any day.
I will, too, but I'm not quick to condemn whistleblowers for releasing true information. And based on what I've been able to corroborate, it appears to be true.
> We know little about the motivations of these hackers, but logic suggests they have an agenda. And you've fallen for their agenda. Congratulations, an anonymous hacker is pulling your strings for reasons you vigorously deny! You are the perfect patsy.
Everyone has an agenda. I won't blindly believe Wikileaks any more than CNN. That's why I've gone through and verified things for myself.
What have you read? What have you researched? You can't base every decision on your priors, you have to actually test them against the evidence yourself.