Are we talking about the same cyberattack where it was revealed that head of the DNC illegally gave Hillary the questions to the debate?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2016
Because the point Trump is making is that e-mails were released, and it's okay to read other people's e-mails.
There is still enough of an expectation of privacy in "snail mail" that if Wikileaks, or any other actor, were to release thousands of scanned letters onto the world wide web, I suspect there would be a scandal that personal mail was being spread out for the world to see. The content might be alluring, but the idea of stealing people's mail, or just publishing it without their permission (the permission of both sender and receiver, IOW), would still be scandalous.
There are family members who tightly control the private letters of public figures when the latter are dead, and no one would expect a "hacker" to get digital copies of those letters and publish them with no repercussions for doing so.
Or imagine tapping the phones of the DNC, and releasing transcripts of all the phone conversations. Would that be okay? But e-mail is different. When e-mails are released, we all congratulate the leaker (or at least look the other way). We don't think, for a moment, about where that information came from, how it was acquired, whether it should be in the public domain.
Well, some of us do; but apparently the PEOTUS doesn't. The "same cyberattack" was okay, because we learned that Donna Brazile cheated on behalf of Hillary. See, no crime here! Look at what was revealed!
Is it only a matter of time before stealing mail and tapping phones will be as acceptable?
Adding: Already it's a meme! What a coincidence!
A Republican congressman from New York was unfazed by reports that Russian-backed hackers sought to influence the election outcome and argued that emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and others were useful to voters because they revealed Democrats' “lies and deceit.”