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Stuart Stevens: How did this happen? How did the Republican Party descend from the moral heights of Ronald Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," to this apologist sewer filled with the weak trying to reassure the weaker that weakness is a virtue?

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The heat on Comey is intense, as confirmed by Gal's recent postings.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-31 01:14 AM | Reply

MFA:

For the first time in American history we have meticulously detailed evidence that a hostile foreign power attempted to influence the choice of an American commander in chief, and the collective Republican response is apparently, "Our side won, move on."

...

So now the nation is in full possession of the reality that Russians -- Russians, for cryin' out loud -- worked on the same side as every Republican volunteer, donor, elected official and Trump voter. When you learn that the bank you borrowed money from was actually owned by a drug cartel, should your first reaction be, "Well, we got a good interest rate"? The simple reality is that the Republican Party was in business with Russian intelligence efforts, what used to be known as the KGB, and precious few leading the Republican Party seem to give a damn.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-31 01:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

What a steaming pile...

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-31 01:26 AM | Reply

"What a steaming pile..."

When were you planning on lobbying McConnell to address the issue, the twelfth of never?

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-31 02:04 AM | Reply

When were you planning on lobbying McConnell to address the issue, the twelfth of never?

#4 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

"Hello! The '80's are calling and they want their foreign policy back!"

You sprouted chub over that comment.

When Obama promised Medvedev more "flexibility" to Vlad after he won re-election Viagra sales in your neighborhood peaked.

Please don't pretend to care about any kind of a Russian 'menace' because you clearly don't care.

It's a hyper-partisan cudgel that you selectively use and nothing more.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-31 02:35 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Who's talking about Russia, Hammerhead?

I'm talking about the inept President, guilty of obstruction of justice. You know, the guy you "proudly" enable at every vote.

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-31 03:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Hammerhead?

I'm much closer to Mako.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-31 03:29 AM | Reply

Who's talking about Russia, Hammerhead?

Well, let's take a look at the thread headline...

Trump-Drunk GOP Are Choosing Russia Over the Constitution

Gal created this thread. Address your question to her.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-31 03:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Please don't pretend to care about any kind of a Russian 'menace' because you clearly don't care.

Stevens, who is a Republican himself, is amazed and outraged that Republicans don't care, and that's why he wrote the article.

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-31 07:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Closing italics.

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-31 07:42 AM | Reply

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Please don't pretend to care about any kind of a Russian 'menace' because you clearly don't care.

It's a hyper-partisan cudgel that you selectively use and nothing more.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-31 02:35 AM | Reply

You're looking for reasons not to deal with reality.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-31 08:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Because of Trump we need protection from the Russians again in 2020.

That's not acceptable. Quit pretending like it is.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-31 08:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm sick to death about this macho posturing towards poor brown people on the border but nasty, craven disregard of the Russian threat.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-31 08:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Every time the proof of russian election interference comes up, we have to wonder why the onus is not on Obama.
Obama was in charge while this was occurring.

#14 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-31 08:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

"I'm sick to death about this macho posturing towards poor brown people on the border but nasty, craven disregard of the Russian threat."

The GOP doesn't consider Russia interfering in our elections a threat. In fact, they hope and are counting on it happening again.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-31 08:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Every time the proof of russian election interference comes up, we have to wonder why the onus is not on Obama.

#14 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2

The answer may be that the Trump campaign gladly took advantage of Russian help in 2016.

Oh, that's in the Report.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-31 08:24 AM | Reply

Every time the proof of russian election interference comes up, we have to wonder why the onus is not on Obama.

#14 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2

Also might have something to do with Trump denying the Russians did anything.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-31 08:25 AM | Reply

Every time the proof of russian election interference comes up, we have to wonder why the onus is not on Obama.

#14 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2

Also might have something to do with Trump treating the man who attacked us as Worshipful Master.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-31 08:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

14 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2

You're not a conservative. You couldn't be.

Neither are you an American in any recognizeable form.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-31 08:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump thinks impeachment is "a dirty, filthy, disgusting word" but when it comes Russian election interference, he believes Putin who said it never happened. As far as I'm concerned, he should be impeached for that alone.

[D]uring the campaign, Trump and his lieutenants repeatedly denied the Russian attack was under way. As soon as the Democratic National Committee publicly announced its servers had been penetrated by Russian hackers, the Trump campaign claimed this was a "hoax" devised by the DNC itself. After Democratic emails swiped by the Russians were dumped by WikiLeaks right before the Democratic convention in July 2016, Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manfort, then the campaign chairman, went on news shows and denied this had anything to do with the Russians. (Only a month earlier, they and Jared Kushner had attended a meeting with a Russian emissary whom they were told was bringing them dirt on Clinton as part of a secret Kremlin scheme to help the Trump campaign.)

Even after the intelligence community briefed Trump in mid-August of that year and informed him that Moscow indeed was behind the hack-and-dump operation, he continued to say in public that there was no reason to blame the Russians for this intervention. At the first presidential debate, Trump huffed, "I don't think anybody knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC ... It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK? You don't know who broke into DNC." He kept this up after the Obama administration a few weeks later officially declared Russia was culpable.

Comments like these must have signaled to Russia -- a foreign adversary trying to subvert an American election -- that the Trump campaign was just fine with its underhanded efforts. (After the DNC emails were posted around convention time, Trump publicly called on Russians to hack Clinton: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing." And, according to Mueller's report, hours later, Russian hackers targeted Clinton's servers.)


www.motherjones.com

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-31 08:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump is so far up Putin's wazoo, he only sees light when Putin opens his mouth. What happens when Trump is no longer Putin's FOOL?? Only Russians on here need respond.

#21 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-05-31 08:46 AM | Reply

Everyone remember this:

Trump-Putin meeting rekindles ridiculed cyber plan

It could go down as one of the most ridiculed ideas in cybersecurity that won't go away: a joint Russian-American task force to protect future elections from hackers.

When President Donald Trump initially mentioned the idea in a pair of tweets on July 9, 2017, he said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had discussed forming "an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking & many other negative things, will be guarded ... and safe."

www.politico.com

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-31 09:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Jeff, Nulli and Sheeple should forfeit their citizenship. I will never give any of them an ounce of respect in the future. They, somehow, are fine with McConnell, Trump and the GOP purposely defunding any protections or defense for our elections systems. UnAmerican douche bags, one and all. Traitors? Seems that way.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-31 09:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

Why are we suddenly talking about Russia again? Did I miss some new evidence or are we rehashing old evidence?

#24 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-31 09:24 AM | Reply

#23 | POSTED BY DANNI

You've fallen from your rocker and hit your head.

#25 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-31 09:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#24 | POSTED BY MUSTANG

The sight of Mueller triggered the entire mule herd.

#26 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-31 09:34 AM | Reply

Also might have something to do with Trump denying the Russians did anything.
#17 | POSTED BY ZED

He knows somebody did "something". Just not on his watch.

#27 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-31 10:07 AM | Reply

He (Trump) knows somebody did "something".

#27 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-31

Yeah. But then he lies about knowing, doesn't he, Jackass?

#28 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-31 10:08 AM | Reply

At this point, it's totally disingenuous to suggest that Obama should have done something in 2016 or that "The 1980s are calling..." somehow absolve Trump of responsibility at this point.

One of the following scenarios must be true:

1. You believe that Russia has been a threat all along; Obama misread that threat in the 2012 debate (or perhaps Russia became a threat since then) and should have done more in 2016. Sure, throw President Obama under the bus. But what are you expecting of your commander-in-chief RIGHT ------ NOW to do about it? If your answer is "Obama's fault" in 2020, then you are a partisan hack not worthy of attention.

2. You disbelieve the Russian threat. Then your attention should be paid on the intelligence community that is practically screaming that Russia is a threat to the integrity of our elections. What are you doing to prove wrong the sober, studied assessments conducted by our intelligence community and Robert Mueller that Russia is indeed a threat at this point in time, now, 2019, when President Trump is president, and further in 2020 when we are conducting a major election?

So far I just see a bunch of righties b*tching about Obama-this and Obama-that, which frankly does NOTHING to either address the problem NOW or to disregard the problem NOW.

So, which is it? Do you think Obama should have done more? Then hold Trump's feet to the fire to do more. Do you think it's a non-issue? Then convince the rest of us.

#29 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-05-31 10:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#29 And let's not forget Mitch McConnell, then and now. He enabled the Russians as much as Trump did. Why? So he could be majority leader of the Senate under a Republican president.

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-31 10:52 AM | Reply

Dylan, you have to post in Russian if you want the Trumpers to understand your posts.

#31 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-31 10:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The heat on Comey is intense, as confirmed by Gal's recent postings.

#1 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Shep is not worried at all, as confirmed by his zillion attempts at Trump Splaining .

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-31 11:12 AM | Reply

The sight of Mueller triggered the entire mule herd.

#26 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

You shouldn't take about Sarah the hucklebucket that way! But it's true. The White House was in an uproar. I pity the Poor Fool who had to make humpy get dressed and waddle out to splain himself

On Executive Time! They didn't even have time to fire up the chopper.

#33 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-31 11:18 AM | Reply

this Russian meddling was under Obama's watch. he politely asked Putin to stop. tough guy that Obama

No Russian collusion with Trump

#34 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-05-31 11:30 AM | Reply

Maverick, look at my previous post.

Stop blaming Obama. Do you think the Russians influenced the 2016 election? If so, are you holding Trump accountable to do something about it in 2020? If not, why don't you trust the assessment of the majority of our intelligence communities?

#35 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-05-31 11:33 AM | Reply

Obama was in charge while this was occurring.

#14 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Okay, Obama didn't do anything about it. But Obama isn't President anymore.

How does that excuse Trump from doing something to make our elections more secure?

Trump has done nothing but avoid the issue of fixing election security since he took office. Isn't that dereliction of duty?

#36 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-05-31 12:36 PM | Reply

"How did the Republican Party descend from the moral heights of Ronald Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," to this apologist sewer filled with the weak trying to reassure the weaker that weakness is a virtue?"

Notice how exactly zero DR Republicans have answered this.

All they can do is deflect to Obama as JeffJ and PhesterOBoyle have done.

They do not possess sufficient mental capacity to even ponder the question, without their brains short-circuiting.

Nullifidian short-circuited faster and merely dismissed the questuon, because he's smarter.

This is modern conservatism. It's about feelings, not thinking. It's an ugly kind of anti-intellectual identity politics that's fueled by white nationalism.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-31 12:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

- Notice how exactly zero DR Republicans have answered this.

Answered what exactly, a biased question with a pre-determined conclusion?

When did you start beating your wife?

#38 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-31 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sheeple, address my #29. Which option best fits your point of view?

#39 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-05-31 01:43 PM | Reply

#39 | POSTED BY DYLANFAN

Option #3

a] Russia allegedly phished some DNC emails which wound up on Wkileaks. DNC claims hacking, hardware which was conveniently turned over to a third-party contractor. I haven't heard any evidence that the FBI has forensically examined their network, or Hillary's basement server. Additionally, thousands of emails appear on Weiners laptop, including classified material, so who knows where the Wikileaks info came from.

b] Russian trolls? posted goofy facebook memes, and parroted the same things Americans were already saying: "Crooked Hillary".

c] Page and Strzok conspire to bring down candidate Trump and lead investigations

d] Democratic oppo research seeks dirt from foreign entities with ties to Russia (Steele) and his Oligarch connections.

e] Trump allies with connections to Russia and Ukraine lobbying are discovered to have not filed paperwork or pay taxes on lobbying income.

f] Tale is woven to imply Trump is colluding with Putin, is a puppet, is an asset, is being extorted, hysteria ensues.

Facts:
1) Not a single vote can be confirmed changed
2) Hillary lost because she was a toxic candidate
3) Trump won the EC. period
4) Everything since has been speculation, conjecture, and manufactured narratives.
5) The Mueller report blew up in your face
6) There was no collusion, no indictments involving Trump, Don, Jr, or any other Trump associate for anything other than process crimes.

Barr will uncover any abuses of power within the FBI, CIA, Dem campaign, and previous admin.

The charade of the past 2 years will cost the Dem party for the next decade or longer.

#40 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-31 02:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

who knows where the Wikileaks info came from.

Why does anyone bother arguing with a willfully ignorant moron who clearly has never read the Mueller Report?

#41 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-31 02:31 PM | Reply

#41 | POSTED BY JOE

You've seen the detailed network forensic report of IP traffic between Russia and Wikileaks?

Leave the link.

Forensic examination of DNC servers, Weiners laptop, Hillary's basement server, or DNC admin tech's laptop left in the phone booth?

Link please.

#42 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-31 02:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#42 |

Hilarious.... Shep is a true buh-liever of the man Bernie calls a, "pathological liar".

You can't make this kind of humor up.

#43 | Posted by Corky at 2019-05-31 02:54 PM | Reply

"Please don't pretend to care about any kind of a Russian 'menace' because you clearly don't care."

Coming from the ultimate Trump enabler, the irony is off the charts.

#44 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-31 02:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-How did the Republican Party descend from the moral heights of Ronald Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,"

Democrats were calling Reagan a Nazi and a crazy warmonger who would get us into a nuclear war at the time, so they really ought to STFU.

#45 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-31 03:11 PM | Reply

Trump drunk GOP. Wait until the right wingers wake up the next morning with a nasty hangover and that lying piece of ---- sleeping in the bed next to them. Man, they will feel cheap. 2020 can not come soon enough.

#46 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-05-31 03:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You've seen the detailed network forensic report of IP traffic between Russia and Wikileaks?

No, I said I had read the Mueller Report, where they explain in detail how the GRU hacked the DNC, down to the individual GRU officers and their military unit numbers. Are you saying the information contained in the report is a lie?

#47 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-31 03:20 PM | Reply

I remember attending a lecture at San Jose State University during the Reagan years when this prominent antiwar activist claimed it was almost a certainty that Reagan would kill us all. One of the loons in my group screamed out "we want to live!" Made me cringe.

#48 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-31 03:20 PM | Reply

It's likely one part of the story with multiple moving parts involving evidence none of us will ever see.

A breeding ground ground for narratives, speculation, and Maddow's dot-connecting-graphics.

#49 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-31 03:22 PM | Reply

Does anyone believe for even one second that Ronald Reagan would have allowed Russia to interfere with our elections in the way that Trump and his supporters have continued to do? Reagan is turning over in his grave.

#50 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-05-31 03:25 PM | Reply

that Ronald Reagan would have allowed Russia to interfere with our elections
#50 | POSTED BY MODER8

It's the US that interferes with elections. It's our team, that sends in agitators, stuffs ballots, and sows dissension in every election around the world in an attempt to craft politics in our favor. It's the US that installs dictators, strongmen, puppet heads, and sends in private contractors to enforce it.

What Russia did was nothing, in comparison to the treachery and misery we've inflicted upon many nations.
Russia "meddling" was blowback from those covert activities, and the country has flipped it's lid over it.

How do you think the rest of the world sees it, now that the tables were turned, and we've received our just desserts?

Now WE know, how the rest of the world has felt, when WE meddled in THEIR elections for our own greedy purposes.

#51 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-31 03:38 PM | Reply

#51-
Ummmm..... 11 posts ago you pretty much said that Russia did squat to influence the outcome of our election. Now you're saying that they did influence it, but that's okay because the US has been messing in elections around the world for the past several decades?

I'm having a hard time pinning down your stance here. Do you know what you think?

#52 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-05-31 03:52 PM | Reply

"Notice how exactly zero DR Republicans have answered this.
Answered what exactly"

The headline quote, which I in turn quoted.
Can't you read?

#53 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-31 04:00 PM | Reply

"I remember attending a lecture at San Jose State University during the Reagan years when this prominent antiwar activist claimed it was almost a certainty that Reagan would kill us all."

Then Reagan said "We begin bombing in five minutes."

#54 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-31 04:01 PM | Reply

Once again for potato heads...
This is about russian meddling with the 2018 election.
YES they meddled...
NO Trump did not collude with them..
YES this happened on Obamas watch....
NO this is not a deflection

#55 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-31 04:03 PM | Reply

#55
Okay, potato head. What are you asking Trump to do about it now? THAT is the question that it seems you have a hard time comprehending.

#56 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-05-31 04:13 PM | Reply

You fail Fester's Boils. 50% is a failing grade here in America.
You lied on 2 and 4.

If it's up to you we'll all be speaking Russian real soon.

#57 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-05-31 04:27 PM | Reply

55
Okay, potato head. What are you asking Trump to do about it now? THAT is the question that it seems you have a hard time comprehending.

#56 | POSTED BY DYLANFAN

He can't answer the question, all he'll do is deflect. He knows that truth isn't on his side so his only moves are to deflect and lie.

#58 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-05-31 04:30 PM | Reply

I demand that Trump's IT team fix this.
If anyone gets thru the election firewalls, I demand execution.

#59 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-31 05:27 PM | Reply

An unserious response from an unserious person.

#60 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-05-31 05:54 PM | Reply

Once again for potato heads...
This is about russian meddling with the 2018 election.
YES they meddled...
NO Trump did not collude with them..

Trump cooperated with the Russians then blocked the investigation into the Russians and even called it (still calls it) a HOAX..

then there is this...

"...the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

....

"A statement that the investigation did not establish particular facts does not mean there was no evidence of those facts."

The Mueller Report, Introduction to Volume 1, Verses 6-8

Read the damn report

#ReadTheReport!!

#61 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-31 06:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-How did the Republican Party descend from the moral heights of Ronald Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,"

Democrats were calling Reagan a Nazi and a crazy warmonger who would get us into a nuclear war at the time, so they really ought to STFU.

Stuart Stevens, the author of the article and the one who asked the question you quoted, is a Republican who worked for Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.

#62 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-31 10:05 PM | Reply

Stuart Stevens is a nevertrumper neocon who opposed Trump from the beginning and wrote love letters to Hillary.

#63 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-31 10:15 PM | Reply

The GOnP is putting Russia before America.
They are doing Putin's bidding and they and their troglodyte cult members know this.
Amash is the only Republican politician not doing that. The rest have sold their souls to Putin.

#64 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-05-31 10:16 PM | Reply

"Stuart Stevens is a nevertrumper neocon who opposed Trump from the beginning and wrote love letters to Hillary."

I knew you were going to say he was a nevertrumper. So, Dems need to shut up and nevertrumpers too and the only people who can comment on Trump are Trump supporters?

#65 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-31 10:20 PM | Reply

Someone please describe to me how The Russians think Trump helps them. Use small words if you need to.

#66 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-05-31 10:51 PM | Reply

Money laundering.

And things like this:
In 2015, speaking on MSNBC, Trump had contested the preliminary findings of the Dutch Safety Board (DSB), whose report alleged that the Malaysia Airlines jet was hit by a surface-to-air missile launched by eastern Ukrainian rebels: "It may have been their weapon, but they didn't use it, they didn't fire it, they even said the other side fired it to blame them," Trump said. "I mean to be honest with you, you'll probably never know for sure."

#67 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-31 11:30 PM | Reply

How does that excuse Trump from doing something to make our elections more secure?
Trump has done nothing but avoid the issue of fixing election security since he took office. Isn't that dereliction of duty?

#36 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT
Trump has signed every piece of legislation put before him regarding election security. The executive branch does not write laws. It enforces them. If you have any evidence of Trump et al not enforcing election protective laws, I'd be happy to peruse it.

#68 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-06-01 06:18 AM | Reply

If you have any evidence of Trump et al not enforcing election protective laws, I'd be happy to peruse it.

#68 | Posted by Avigdore

Trump is doing worse than nothing. He gutted the task force at DHS whose job is cybersecurity to guard our elections. And Republicans in Congress don't care about cybersecurity to ensure secure elections. They refused to fund those efforts in the face of undeniable interference in our elections in 2016 by the Russians.

"https://www.salon.com/2019/02/15/dhs-will-cut-task-forces-set-up-after-2016-to-guard-elections-
against-foreign-interference/">Trump's DHS has cut task forces set up after 2016 to guard elections against foreign interference

Teams set up after 2016 election to secure voting infrastructure and repel disinformation have been gutted

White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role
The White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council on Tuesday, doing away with a post central to developing policy to defend against increasingly sophisticated digital attacks and the use of offensive cyber weapons.

Senate Republicans Block $250 Million Election Security Measure
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-block-250-million-election-security-measure-1533144561

#69 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-01 07:13 AM | Reply

(those links didn't post well, but anyone can copy and paste to read them)

#70 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-01 07:14 AM | Reply

Now, why would a president of the United States not take a very active role in first condemning and thgn ensuring election security? The foundation of our democratic system.

Is he counting on the Russians to help him over the huge hump he'll have to climb to be reelected next year?

Same with among Republicans who denied funding for election security?

Sure seems like it ...

#71 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-01 07:18 AM | Reply

Sure seems like you're an idiot.

#72 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-01 08:32 AM | Reply

Sure seems like you're an idiot.

#72 | Posted by nullifidian

#73 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-01 08:52 AM | Reply

"Now, why would a president of the United States not take a very active role in first condemning and thgn ensuring election security? The foundation of our democratic system."

In simpler terms, why does our President violate his oath of office?
Senate majority leader is doing the same thing.
Why are Americans tolerating either of them?

#74 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-01 08:56 AM | Reply

"If you have any evidence of Trump et al not enforcing election protective laws, I'd be happy to peruse it."

As Avigdore posted that his nose grew several inches.

#75 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-01 08:59 AM | Reply

I'd actually love to peruse any articles outlining bills he's signed that help secure our elections; based on the evidence presented here, it sure seems like there's a whole lot of nothing going on.

#76 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-06-01 09:11 AM | Reply

#68 Trump's DHS Guts Task Forces Protecting Elections From Foreign Meddling

‘It's very curious why the leadership has not committed resources to prepare for the 2020 election,' one Homeland Security official tells The Daily Beast.

www.thedailybeast.com

#77 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-06-01 09:38 AM | Reply

#68 It's Trump's job to protect us from enemies, foreign and domestic. That requires him to do more than just sign legislation from Congress, but there's a problem:

In push for 2020 election security, top official was warned: Don't tell Trump

www.sfgate.com

#78 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-06-01 09:41 AM | Reply

#77 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday

The only logical conclusion one can draw - based on the lack of action and elimination of the cyber coordinator on the NSC and task force and Republican refusal to fund election cybersecurity measures for states - is that Trump and Republicans WANT the Russian help in 2020. Ensuring secure elections would thwart those efforts for them.

#79 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-01 09:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#79 Agreed.

#80 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-06-01 10:05 AM | Reply

Someone please describe to me how The Russians think Trump helps them. Use small words if you need to.

#66 | POSTED BY DRIVELIKEJEHU

chaos

division

distraction

subvert

sabotage

weaken

impair

impede

hinder

damage

hurt

cripple

disable

enfeeble

Obstruction.

#81 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-01 03:43 PM | Reply

It's a hyper-partisan cudgel that you selectively use and nothing more.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ

Yeah that's it dum dum. Russia controlling our president is nothing more than a partisan cudgel. Nothing to worry about.

#82 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-01 06:03 PM | Reply

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