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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

We're defenseless against Russian sabotage in the midterm elections. - Actual WaPo headline; NOT Fake Newz On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats was the latest to testify to Russia's threat to our democracy and our unpreparedness. The Post reports: Appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said that Russia will continue using propaganda, false personas and social media to undermine the upcoming elections. "There should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts" to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign "as a success," and it "views the 2018 midterm elections" as another opportunity to conduct an attack, said Coats, testifying at the committee's annual worldwide threats hearing.

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His assessment was echoed by all five other intelligence agency heads present at the hearing, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who two weeks ago stated publicly he had "every expectation" that Russia will try to influence the coming elections.

Sen. Mark R. Warner (Va.), the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, put the blame squarely on the president. "The president inconceivably continues to deny the threat posed by Russia. He didn't increase sanctions on Russia when he had a chance to do so. He hasn't even tweeted a single concern. This threat demands a whole-of-government response, and that needs to start with leadership at the top."

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When is Jill Stein going to be arrested for treason?

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-13 08:38 PM | Reply

From the article:

"229 officials in 33 states reported they need to replace their voting machines by 2020. Most of these officials do not currently have enough funds for those replacements. The Brennan Center says these old machines are more vulnerable to breakdown, malfunction, and hacking..."

Thanks, Obama.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-02-13 11:42 PM | Reply

Between our current Constitutional understanding of what "speech" is, and a Constitution that demands 50 mostly poor states run by Luddite Republicans to run 50 hackable elections, gives us the tools to safeguard elections.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-13 11:50 PM | Reply

Sorry, should be:
Doesn't give us the tools to safeguard elections.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-13 11:51 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

'The 1980s Are Calling, They Want Their Foreign Policy Back'

IF there was a Russian stooge, it would be Obama given his "russian reset" and "after my election I have more flexibility"

What has Trump ever done or actually said that is so ProRussian ? Sure his opinion might be positive of Putin, but that doesn't mean he bends over backwards like Hillary and Obama did.

Good Times Good Times

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-13 11:54 PM | Reply

2 Obama Deflections in 5 Posts.
Keep Up The Good Work, Bots!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-13 11:56 PM | Reply

Has the------------------- asked the Russians to hack American voting machines yet?

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-02-14 12:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#7 Where, exactly, do you get the incredibly bizarre idea that Trump is a pedophile? The only place I ever heard that was from an insane woman in a British tabloid who ended up dropping her lawsuit after her fourth lawyer quit after hearing her story. Because yeah, that's really freaking credible Captain Sanity. You can share a straight-jacket with bored. Here's a sign and a special cap. Now go sit in the corner.

#8 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-14 12:33 AM | Reply

#8 From when he walks into girls locker rooms.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-14 12:37 AM | Reply

#9 Right. Trump walked into a little girls locker room. Where did you hear that? Oh, wait, your just imagined it. My bad.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-14 12:39 AM | Reply

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#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-14 12:40 AM | Reply

Trump, who owned the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants from 1996 until last year, has publicly bragged about invading beauty queen dressing rooms, calling it one of his prerogatives of ownership.

"I'll tell you the funniest is that I'll go backstage before a show and everyone's getting dressed," Trump told Howard Stern in recordings released Saturday by CNN. "No men are anywhere, and I'm allowed to go in, because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it. ... ‘Is everyone OK?' You know, they're standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?' And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that."

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-14 12:41 AM | Reply

We don't need to keep transgendered out of girls change rooms, but orange perverts should be banned.

#13 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-14 12:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We don't need to keep transgendered out of girls change rooms, but orange perverts should be banned.

#13 | POSTED BY BORED

Great post!

Kudos and NW.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-14 01:01 AM | Reply

#12 And... that makes him a pedophile. Okay. That's two special caps, two signs, and two corners. But hey, I hear the corner is safe space. You won't hear different opinions there. You should be right at home.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-14 01:03 AM | Reply

HL fail: WaPo is the newspaper informing you that YOU surrendered to Russia.

#16 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-02-15 05:51 AM | Reply

WaPo is the newspaper informing you that YOU surrendered to Russia.
#16 | POSTED BY ICHIRO

Lol. Is that so? Corky, Doc, and Zed are wearing air-raid helmets.

Here they are posting to the DR from a mobile app - i.telegraph.co.uk

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-02-15 10:48 AM | Reply

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