The ЯUSSIAИS Are Яeturning!
Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, according to three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing.
The officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence, said Thursday that the briefing last week focused on Russia’s efforts to influence the 2020 election and sow discord in the American electorate. The intelligence warning was first reported by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted that, “American voters should decide American elections — not Vladimir Putin.”
Shelby Pierson, the Intelligence Community Election Threats Executive (ETE),said it’s not just a Russia problem. “We’re still also concerned about China, Iran, non-state actors, hacktivists and frankly — certainly for DHS and FBI - even Americans that might be looking to undermine confidence in the elections.”
Naturally, I thought of c99 when I read the "even Americans that might be looking to undermine confidence in the elections". Many of us here think that elections are either rigged or don't matter. Which means the eyes of the spies are watching us.
Personally, I'm honored. When called before Adam Schiff's "House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)" to explain why I have no faith in the American election system, I'd like to be the one to say "Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
Finally, I'll point out that this latest bout of Russia Hysteria is a two-fer. If Trump wins, the Russians did it because they love dictators. If Bernie Sanders wins, the Russians did it because they love commies. Either outcome lets Democrats continue on their merry way as neoliberal corpocrats who love war and hate the little people.