Claire McCaskill first Democrat revealed to have been targeted in Kremlin’s 2018 attempts at election interference.

By | 2018-07-28T07:13:32+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

But hey, let’s invite Vladimir Putin to the White House. 

Courtesy of the Daily Beast

The Russian intelligence agency behind the 2016 election cyberattacks targeted Sen. Claire McCaskill as she began her 2018 re-election campaign in earnest, a Daily Beast forensic analysis reveals. That makes the Missouri Democrat the first identified target of the Kremlin’s 2018 election interference.

McCaskill, who has been highly critical of Russia over the years, is widely considered to be among the most vulnerable Senate Democrats facing re-election this year as Republicans hope to hold their slim majority in the Senate. In 2016, President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by almost 20 points in the senator’s home state of Missouri.

There’s no evidence to suggest that this attempt to lure McCaskill staffers was successful. The precise purpose of the approach was also unclear.

“Russia continues to engage in cyber warfare against our democracy. I will continue to speak out and press to hold them accountable,” McCaskill said. “While this attack was not successful, it is outrageous that they think they can get away with this. I will not be intimidated. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Putin is a thug and a bully.”

Keep in mind that the Republicans have repeatedly rejected funding to strengthen election systems against foreign hackers.

And why wouldn’t they? After all, they are the ones most likely to benefit from foreign interference. 

While we are on the topic of Russian interference I think it might be important to share this article from The Root that makes the allegation that there is proof the Russians actually changed votes in 2016:

U.S. officials will admit that Vladimir Putin interfered with the 2016 election. They don’t specifically deny that Russian operatives altered votes. They will only say they cannot confirm that fact. They will say that there is no conclusive evidence to support it.

That is simply not true.

When one dissects the publicly available information on Putin’s state-sanctioned campaign to elect Donald Trump, the same evidence that supports the intelligence community’s assertion that Russia wanted to elect Donald Trump also points to the inescapable fact Russian actors most likely changed votes.

Before you dismiss this premise entirely I suggest you read the entire article as it lays out some very compelling evidence. 

It also supports my assertion that Donald Trump is NOT our duly elected leader, but rather a Kremlin installed Manchurian Candidate put in place to destroy America from within. 

And if they get their way the Russians will undermine every Democratic candidate running for office in order to maintain a Republican majority that will protect Donald Trump from justice. 

Count on it. 

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 27, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    I agree that the Russians changed votes to favor Trump in 2016.

  2. Anonymous July 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    The fact that the head of DHS still keeps saying the russians didn’t interfere with our election, leads me to believe they did because she is lying for trump. Read this article, it makes sense !!
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    This reporter thinks Russian hackers changed votes for Trump — and he doesn’t sound crazy

    ….U.S. officials will admit that Vladimir Putin interfered with the 2016 election. They don’t specifically deny that Russian operatives altered votes. They will only say they cannot confirm that fact. They will say that there is no conclusive evidence to support it.
    That is simply not true.
    When one dissects the publicly available information on Putin’s state-sanctioned campaign to elect Donald Trump, the same evidence that supports the intelligence community’s assertion that Russia wanted to elect Donald Trump also points to the inescapable fact Soviet [sic] actors most likely changed votes…..

    ….We were left knowing that Russia attempted to break into almost half of America’s voter databases, but the DHS assured the public that they had no evidence that any of the systems were actually compromised.
    That was a lie.
    When Bradley Moss, a cybersecurity lawyer, won a freedom of information suit against the U.S. government for data on the Russian hacks, the documents revealed that Russia actually got inside the voting systems of seven states, including 4 of the 5 largest states in terms of electoral votes—California (55) Texas (38) Florida (29) and Illinois (20).
    U.S. intelligence officials disputed the claim at first. But days later, on Feb. 18, DHS acknowledged that seven states were actually breached, and Homeland Security didn’t inform the individual states until eight months after the election, according to NBC.
    Yet, in recanting its initial lie, a statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the intelligence community’s assessment “found that Russian actors did not compromise vote-tallying systems. That assessment has not changed.”
    Those states have vehemently denied that any votes were changed in the 2016 elections. Then again most of the states had no idea their systems had been penetrated until they were specifically told.
    In fact, 6 of the 7 states still deny that their systems were ever breached.
    But we know, without a shadow of a doubt, that these systems were targeted and breached. We know that Russian actors got inside. We know the DHS withheld information about this for nearly a year—not only from the public but from the individual states. Illinois admits that hackers unsuccessfully attempted to alter and delete voters rolls but the intruders were unsuccessful, partly because the state has a decentralized system……..

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/26/1783808/-This-reporter-thinks-Russian-hackers-changed-votes-for-Trump-and-he-doesn-t-sound-crazy

  3. Denise Tigner July 29, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who realizes there’d be little point to hacking in to this election system unless you could actually change the votes; that they would change just enough votes to get trump into office is the only goal.

  4. Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Anyone catch Bill Maher?

    I’d use this to my advantage. “You want to play into the Russians’ hand? You want to give Putin what he wants? Then vote for my opponent. But if you want to keep America safe and our Democracy secure, return me to Washington and let me continue doing my job.”

    Yeah, like any Democrat has the balls to campaign like that.

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