They notified 21 states that they suspected RUSSIAN hacking of voter databases, so this doesn’t mean none of it happened.
But for two of those 21 states, DHS is now correcting — there was hacking, but not of anything to do with voting or voter databases.
The DHS notified 21 states including California and Wisconsin that Russian-linked individuals had tried to target either voter registration files or public election sites. The DHS is now claiming that these hackers targeted the California Department of Technology and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Incidentally, remember that story that former Obama officials leaked, claiming that Obama tried to “warn” FaceBook about Russian #FakeNews?
First of all, that’s presidential pressure on a private corporation to patrol the speech it permits on this. I doubt we’ll see Allahpundit grumbling about that, though. No, for him, it’s all Trump’s Corrupting Authoritarianism, all the time.
Second of all, putting aside Obama’s authoritarian attempts to chill the speech of private corporation’s rules and messaging, the story was false– Obama complained of so-called “#FakeNews” that hurt his party, but didn’t mention Russians.
One might suspect he was more worried about Drudge, Breitbart, and Jim Hoft than the Red Peril.
Monday’s version of “Democracy Dies in Darkness” featured a fake news story on the top of the front page: “Obama sought to prod Facebook on Russia role.” After the story ran, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg corrected The Washington Post, pointing out that Russia was not the topic of discussion – the meeting centered on fake news, and the president did not mention Russia.Axios broke the story on Tuesday, reporting that the Post’s online version noted the article “has been updated with an additional response from Facebook.” That response led to the report that “Obama made a personal appeal to Zuckerberg to take the threat of fake news and political disinformation seriously … though the president did not single out Russia specifically.”
The revised story also reported that Obama and top aides “quietly agonized on how to respond to Russia’s brazen intervention on behalf o the Donald Trump campaign without making matters worse.” Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s vice president of communications, told the Post that Obama’s discussion with Zuckerberg was about “misinformation and false news” and “did not include any references to possible foreign interference or suggestions about confronting threats to Facebook.”
So, Obama was complaining — given that he wasn’t mentioning foreign or Russian interference — American speech on FaceBook.
So who did it?
Erick Erickson claims that noted partisan liar Susan Rice accompanied Obama when he met with Zuckerberg.
So did she leak it? With the false claim the warning was about Russia?
Gee, given that we’re supposed to trust our Media-Governmental Elite because they’re just so infallible, they sure are fallible, aren’t they?
I wonder when the left is going to realize their propaganda providers are like a push-up bra. No matter how good the story looks and tickles their hate-button, when you strip it down, there’s nothing more than is naturally there and it ain’t what you thought you were going to get.
Such a pity. Like a rotting carcass in the sun, the Russian collusion/Russian hacking/Russian interference fantasy is getting picked clean off the bones, leaving nothing but the bare facts; Hillary lost all by herself and no matter how hard liberals stomp their feet, how long they hold their breath or how much thy roll on the floor, kicking and screaming, that’s not going to change.
Obama issuing warnings about the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming… lie.
Russia propagandizing on Facebook, changing everyone’s minds… lie.
Russia hacked the voter rolls… lie.
What’s next? That Hillary didn’t REALLY dodge sniper fire in Bosnia?
I heard that back a few years ago a voting machine was found in the car of a demacrat