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originally posted by: Logiciel
This event right here and its repercussions is gonna trigger civil war and the fall of the American Empire as we know it.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Xcathdra
Cheap shot and obvious deflection!
What, exactly, has the Mother Jones article presented that you believe to be untrue. Do you think that they made up the story that government agencies pointed to Russian hackers? Where's your evidence that Russian involvement is "fake news".
If people are just going to dismiss evidence, based on their personal bias against the name main stream news outlet quoted, I don't see how there be a discussion at all.
"I don't like your (White House Press Corps) source, so I'm dismissing you" is NOT an answer, it's a COP OUT! (pun intended)
Security experts say that Russian hackers have broken into the computers of not only the Democratic National Committee but other targets as well.
This has raised a new wave of concerns that on Election Day, the votes themselves could be compromised by hackers, potentially tipping the results. Most states have returned to paper-backed voting systems in recent years, but that still leaves vulnerable a number of states that rely solely on machines.
Despite all the news being generated by the change of power underway in Washington, there is one story this week that deserves top priority: Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. On Tuesday, the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, was asked about the WikiLeaks release of hacked information during the campaign, and he said, "This was a conscious effort by a nation-state to attempt to achieve a specific effect." He added, "This was not something that was done casually. This was not something that was done by chance. This was not a target that was selected purely arbitrarily."
This was a stunning statement that has echoed other remarks from senior US officials. He was saying that Russia directly intervened in the US election to obtain a desired end: presumably to undermine confidence in US elections or to elect Donald Trump—or both. Rogers was clearly accusing Vladimir Putin of meddling with American democracy. This is news worthy of bold and large front-page headlines—and investigation. Presumably intelligence and law enforcement agencies are robustly probing the hacking of political targets attributed to Russia. But there is another inquiry that is necessary: a full-fledged congressional investigation that holds public hearings and releases its findings to the citizenry.
If the FBI, CIA, and other intelligence agencies are digging into the Russian effort to affect US politics, there is no guarantee that what they uncover will be shared with the public. Intelligence investigations often remain secret for the obvious reasons: they involve classified information. And law enforcement investigations—which focus on whether crimes have been committed—are supposed to remain secret until they produce indictments. (And then only information pertinent to the prosecution of a case is released, though the feds might have collected much more.) The investigative activities of these agencies are not designed for public enlightenment or assurance. That's the job of Congress.
Security experts say that Russian hackers have broken into the computers of not only the Democratic National Committee but other targets as well. This has raised a new wave of concerns that on Election Day, the votes themselves could be compromised by hackers, potentially tipping the results. Most states have returned to paper-backed voting systems in recent years, but that still leaves vulnerable a number of states that rely solely on machines.
Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, chief of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, said he was "accountable for his actions" following a report published during a security conference he attended here this weekend that senior administration officials have recommended President Barack Obama remove him amid concerns with his performance and the possible splitting of command duties for the two secretive organizations he leads.
Citing unnamed U.S. officials, the Post reported that Defense Secretary Ash Carter and outgoing Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recommended last month that Obama remove Rogers, with Carter having concerns about Rogers' performance and Clapper's case driven largely by his and Carter's recommendation that leadership of Cyber Command and the NSA be split. Clapper also reportedly prefers that the NSA be led by a civilian.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: RickinVa
FBI: Russia hacked DNC
Politics Trump refusal to accept government assessments on Russian hacks dismays former officials
US officially accuses Russia of hacking DNC and interfering with election
Russian ties: Ex-intel official says evidence on hacked DNC servers points to nation state
Feds: Yep, Russia Hacked the DNC
‘Russia’s Senior-Most officials’ Ordered DNC Hack It wasn’t low-level flunkies or some ‘400-pound’ hacker, as Trump suggested. Top Kremlin officials directed the hacks on America’s political system, U.S. intelligence publicly said
Why Experts Are Sure Russia Hacked the DNC Emails
originally posted by: Doctor Smith
a reply to: Annee
I don't have any regrets. Everything is great now.
Trump is already working too hard negotiating with a company leaving the US because of the leftist global plan. Now it's America first. You just don't know how lucky your simple self is, to have Saint Trump as President of the United States of America.