Alea iacta est. Latin for “We’re boned”! — US. intelligence warn us that Putin may use President Handsome Joe Biden’s support for Ukraine as a pretext to order an election interference campaign in the 2022 Pie Fight and 2024 Goat Rodeo:
Intelligence agencies have so far not found any evidence that Putin has authorized measures like the ones Russia is believed to have undertaken in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections in support of former President Donald Trump, according to several people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive findings.
But given Putin’s antipathy toward the West and his repeated denunciations of Ukraine, officials believe he may see the U.S. backing of Ukraine’s resistance as a direct affront to him, giving him further incentive to target another U.S. election, the people said. It is not yet clear which candidates Russia might try to promote or what methods it might use.
It’s not clear why Pooty would need any pretext when, you know, the GOP frontrunner has straight up asked him to interfere, but as they say at the Oscars, we respect Pooty’s commitment to his craft.