National Security Officials came together yesterday to warn us about the war on U.S. campaigns and elections by the Russians, and to say that they’re on it:
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats:
“In regards to Russian involvement in the midterm elections, we continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States.”
“We know there are others who have the capability and may be considering influence activities.”
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen:
“Our democracy itself is in the crosshairs.”
FBI Director Christopher Wray:
“Just last week, … we disseminated a list to our state and local law enforcement partners of various foreign influence indicators for them to be on the lookout for — things like malicious cyber activity, social abnormalities, and foreign propaganda activities.”
National security adviser John Bolton:
“We meet on this constantly, the senior staff here at the White House.”
OK, so the Intelligence apparatus says this, while known Russian
asset, er, asshat Comrade Trump says that investigation into Russian interference is a witch hunt, and meanwhile the other Russian assets asshats (pretty much the entire GOP in Congress) decided to not fund election security. Comrade Stupid was not in the briefing room with the Intelligence department heads so you know that he is perfectly fine with his KGBFF overthrowing our democracy.
Next up, Republican will replace the Star-Spangled Banner with Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii, comrades, and nightly news will announce prodigious number of hectares of beet harvest for winter.
We’re eff’ed in the dark.