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Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems, top U.S. official says

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Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems, top U.S. official says

Jeh Johnson, who was DHS secretary during the Russian intrusions, said, "2016 was a wake-up call and now it's incumbent upon states and the Feds to do something about it before our democracy is attacked again."

"We were able to determine that the scanning and probing of voter registration databases was coming from the Russian government."

Before leaving his post in January 2017, Johnson designated the electoral systems a part of the U.S.’s federally protected “critical infrastructure,” making it the department’s official duty to safeguard them. But Johnson said he is concerned that many states have done little or nothing at all to boost their cybersecurity.

Russian interference in the presidential election took shape in other forms and continues to be a matter of concern among U.S. officials. Twitter users in swing states received more fake news than real news in the days leading up to the election, a study revealed late last year. Last year, Twitter, Facebook and Google testified before U.S. Congress on how the Russian government manipulated public opinion leading up to and during the election. 

Special counsel Robert Mueller has stepped up his investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russians in the election.

 

 

But still no sanctions against Russia. And still no acknowledgement by the White House that it even happened.

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And still the DNC refused to let the Feds. check their computers. If they claimed they were hacked, why deny government help? What are they hiding?

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So the russians know who is registered to vote.  Who cares?  Let me know when it comes out that they changed a person's vote or changed electoral votes.  Until then, as someone once said, "what difference does it make"?

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Stand by for a barrage of Tweets disparaging GW.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/08/george-w-bush-clear-evidence-russians-meddled-election/318620002/

Former President George W. Bush appeared to take aim at President Trump on Thursday when he said at an economic summit in the Middle East that there was "pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in the 2016 U.S. president election.

Bush made the comments in a talk in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. He was appearing there as part of a conference put on by the Milken Institute, a think tank based in Santa Monica, California.

While Bush did not directly name Trump, his comments did appear to target him. Trump has consistently disputed allegations of Russian interference in the election or that members of his campaign team in any way "colluded" with Moscow. 

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I'm still trying to figure out why Obama, who knew it was going on since 2015, refused to do anything about it, but then again, Obama was lazy.

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Just now, Boobie said:

Obama was lazy.

Only half-lazy, Boobie!

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1 hour ago, overtaxed said:

So the russians know who is registered to vote.  Who cares?  Let me know when it comes out that they changed a person's vote or changed electoral votes.  Until then, as someone once said, "what difference does it make"?

All they need to do is go back and check to see how many Vlad's voted.

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25 minutes ago, Boobie said:

I'm still trying to figure out why Obama, who knew it was going on since 2015, refused to do anything about it, but then again, Obama was lazy.

Obama told them to cut it out.  That’s kind of like lifting a finger.

He didn’t give them a meaningless line in the sand but said to cut it out very sternly.

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42 minutes ago, Norman said:

Only half-lazy, Boobie!

Nailed it!

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2 hours ago, overtaxed said:

So the russians know who is registered to vote.  Who cares?  Let me know when it comes out that they changed a person's vote or changed electoral votes.  Until then, as someone once said, "what difference does it make"?

If they were able to get into the rolls, who's to say they didn't get into the voting machines? Of course we will never know because Trump says it's fake news. He had an investigation to prove there were millions of illegal voters that voted for Hillary Clinton because he doesn't believe she won the popular vote, but Russian interference? Meh!

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45 minutes ago, Norman said:

Only half-lazy, Boobie!

 

3 minutes ago, ncbirdfan said:

Nailed it!

Who says the left doesn't have a sense of humor? ;)

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Just now, workerbee said:

 

Who says the left doesn't have a sense of humor? ;)

I give up. Who? :o

 

 

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6 hours ago, mrdeltoid said:

And still the DNC refused to let the Feds. check their computers. If they claimed they were hacked, why deny government help? What are they hiding?

It's amazing how often you get stuff flat out wrong. The DNC didn't claim they were hacked. The FBI informed the DNC that they had been hacked.

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Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.

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3 hours ago, ncbirdfan said:

If they were able to get into the rolls, who's to say they didn't get into the voting machines? Of course we will never know because Trump says it's fake news. He had an investigation to prove there were millions of illegal voters that voted for Hillary Clinton because he doesn't believe she won the popular vote, but Russian interference? Meh!

If you can get into the roles you don't even need to get into the voting machines.  In fact, getting into the roles is actually preferable IMHO.  Better to make sure as many people as possible are either turned away or forced to submit provisional ballots that will NEVER get counted than to try and monkey around with the vote after the fact

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3 hours ago, JoyinMudville said:

It's amazing how often you get stuff flat out wrong. The DNC didn't claim they were hacked. The FBI informed the DNC that they had been hacked.

So if they were hacked, why wouldn't they let the FBI look at their servers?

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9 minutes ago, mrdeltoid said:

So if they were hacked, why wouldn't they let the FBI look at their servers?

WRONG again

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45 minutes ago, banner1124 said:

Nothing wrong about it.  FBI did not get the servers as requested per your link..  Debbie whatsername is up to her eyeballs in this as well. 

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5 hours ago, workerbee said:

Nothing wrong about it.  FBI did not get the servers as requested per your link..  Debbie whatsername is up to her eyeballs in this as well. 

From the article:

"The DNC coordinated with the FBI and federal intelligence agencies and provided everything they requested, including copies of DNC servers," Watson said. She added that the copy contains the same information as the physical server.

I see you too never tire of being wrong.  Must be a symptom of that stage 4 Trumpitis you're suffering from

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1 minute ago, banner1124 said:

From the article:

"The DNC coordinated with the FBI and federal intelligence agencies and provided everything they requested, including copies of DNC servers," Watson said. She added that the copy contains the same information as the physical server.

I see you too never tire of being wrong.  Must be a symptom of that stage 4 Trumpitis you're suffering from

worker bee caught lying again.

Busy, busy little bee.

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9 hours ago, mrdeltoid said:

So if they were hacked, why wouldn't they let the FBI look at their servers?

Um... the fbi says they cooperated.

why are you so determined to focus on anything other than trump and his russian benefactors?

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2 hours ago, Calamari said:

worker bee caught lying again.

Busy, busy little bee.

 Must defend mother Russia at all costs!

 

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6 hours ago, JoyinMudville said:

 Must defend mother Russia at all costs!

 

All my life defending Russia would be considered a traitorous act. Republicans would have been the first to say so. 

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6 hours ago, JoyinMudville said:

Um... the fbi says they cooperated.

why are you so determined to focus on anything other than trump and his russian benefactors?

Because I believe there were FBI. and DOJ actors that colluded with the Clinton campaign to manufacture the"Trump and Russia " issue.

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