How many bounties were paid, how much did people get?
Were any bounties actually ever paid?
We don't know.
I've read up on U.S. intelligence activities this past year, mostly historical stuff but I think it's pertinent. Who ever leaked this had a motive. It could be someone who wants to see a stronger position against Russia, it could be someone who wants Trump to lose.
The one thing I don't think it was? A CIA officer who thought the American public needed to be more informed. There are just an ungodly shit ton of things the American people could know about the conduct of the Afghan war or Russian hijinx that would spin our heads are illuminate our understanding of government incompetence.
This was targeted with particular goals in mind by people who use information to try and effect political change for a living.
It might be gospel truth, it might be an intercept of a casual conversation that never amounted to anything. I don't trust "sources" with motives like I do evidence.
Everyone is too ready to believe anything negative about Trump. Being an overly credulous isn't a virtue, but you wouldn't know it by the way most people think about politics. The only group less trustworthy than intelligence agencies is elected officials.
If more evidence is needed to impeach him than he is effectively unimpeachable.
The one thing I think we can all agree on is that Joe Biden is probably the most exciting presidential candidate of the last hundred years!