American Democracy · Barack Obama · Donald Trump · Election 2016 · Election Integrity · Mitch McConnell · Republican Party · Russian Hacking Scandal · Vladimir Putin

A Question the GOP Must Answer: What Is Your Purpose?

The Washington Post today published a jawdropping background account of the Obama administration’s response to intelligence revelations that Russia had engaged in a cyberwarfare attack on America’s 2016 presidential election, including a specific directive from President Vladimir V. Putin to the operatives involved in the hacking operation. The Obama administration knew of this in early August… Continue reading A Question the GOP Must Answer: What Is Your Purpose?

American Democracy · Barack Obama · Donald Trump · Election 2016 · Misinformation · Russian Hacking Scandal · Vladimir Putin

Democracy Hacked

Late Friday, President-Elect Donald Trump received a full briefing on the “influence campaign” directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, that evolved into an unprecedented effort by Russian hackers to misinform voters and insert meddling information in the form of hacked emails into the national discussion, in order to denigrate Hillary Clinton’s campaign for Trump’s benefit. President… Continue reading Democracy Hacked

Election 2016 · Mitch McConnell · Russian Hacking Scandal · Vladimir Putin

From Russia… With Hacking

The CIA dropped a bomb on Friday. A big one. The Washington Post reported that a secret CIA memo concluded that Russia sought to influence the 2016 election by hacking the emails of the Democratic National Committee and the email server of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, and by passing the information to Wikileaks… Continue reading From Russia… With Hacking