Now people are telling me that the Russians attempted to rig the US election.
OK, Black letter: Attempt is comprised of three elements: (1) intent to commit a crime; (2) conduct that constitutes a substantial step toward completing the crime and (3) a failure to complete the crime.
The question is were elements (1) and (2) present?
Now, maybe the Russians DID intend to rig the election, did they do anything substantial to complete that crime?
On the other hand, we have internal DNC memos where they talk about having Trump be the "Pied Piper Candidate"?
Now, it's a totally different kettle of fish if the people who actually DID the crime were US citizens and the Russians were the ones who reported it.
There is a difference between and attempt and reporting a crime. I think the Russians reported what was going on.
The Russians didn't instigate it. The DNC did.