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Thu Jul 25, 2019, 07:35 PM

Senate Intel finds 'extensive' Russian election interference going back to 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its long-awaited bipartisan report on election security and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Among the key findings of the report, the committee writes that "the Russian government directed extensive activity, beginning in at least 2014 and carrying into at least 2017, against U.S. election infrastructure' at the state and local level."

The report is heavily redacted in some areas and stretches 67 pages long. The Senate panel, which has been investigating Russian interference for more than two years, released a summary version of its election security findings in May 2018.

The panel released its redacted report one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller appeared on Capitol Hill to testify about his own 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-intel-finds-extensive-russian-election-interference-going-back-to-2014/ar-AAERp42?li=BBnb7Kz

2020 election security: GOP senators block bills hours after Mueller warns of Russian interference

Republicans in the Senate have twice in 24 hours blocked the advancement of bills aimed at strengthening election security just hours after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned of the continued threat that foreign powers interfering in US elections.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came to the Senate floor Thursday to personally object to House-passed legislation backed by Democrats. This comes after Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi objected to a trio of bills on Wednesday, in keeping with long standing GOP arguments that Congress has already responded to election security needs for the upcoming election.

Democratic Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Ron Wyden of Oregon had advocated for the bills on the Senate floor, asking for unanimous consent to pass the package, but that ask can be halted with an objection from any senator.

Two of those bills would require campaigns to report to federal authorities any attempts by foreign entities to interfere in US elections, and the third is aimed at protecting from hackers the personal accounts and devices of senators and some staffers.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/2020-election-security-gop-senators-block-bills-hours-after-mueller-warns-of-russian-interference/ar-AAEQLBp?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 07:39 PM

1. I always thought something was suspious over the 2014 election

The republicans were not meant to win the senate and they won.

People voted for repukes because of an Ebola scare.

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Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:03 PM

2. Now you see why McTurtle does not want to

do nada.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 09:30 PM

3. You would think they would be up front about Russians messing with our votes

I get it there's no way in hell they are going to say it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 10:46 PM

4. who will step up in prime time and say the obvious...tie ALL the pieces together

and state that not only is it uncertain that Trump was elected legitimately, but it appears we think he's not acting in our best interests, given dozens of datum points and evidence.

This is not a hard case to make...but somehow the media and our officials like to take on one issue at a time rather than tying everything together.

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