The common refrain among Democrat pundits these days is that Russia hacked Hillary Clinton and the DNC for the purpose of helping Trump win the election. There are a lot of problems with that narrative. One of the main ones is that Putin would have been better off keeping the information secret for use against Hillary Clinton for Russia's advantage if she won. Furthermore, Russia would benefit from a U.S. president who opposed fossil fuel production.
But here's another issue. It seems that the Hillary's server and DNC's computers were easy to hack. And Podesta was such a novice any half witted trickster could have gotten him to divulge his password at a fake site.
So here's a theory. There was a lot of hacking going on because Hillary, the DNC, and John Podesta made is so easy for them. There must have been several entities and individuals who did it. The next two questions are who passed the information to Wikileaks and why.
It could have been the Russians. But Democrat pundits who grab onto that and say the intent was to get Trump elected need to produce some evidence of the actual intent.
After all, the one thing we learned from the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton is that intent is paramount.