If the Mueller report exonerated Trump’s ties to Russia, he’d be tweeting out excerpts joyfully. Instead, the Mueller Report is not being released, Republicans are claiming what it does say, the White House is redacting it, and Barr is sitting on it for weeks, starting to realize that his initial claims will be contradicted when this report comes out one way or another.Read More
A blog about democracy.
Today Trump declared a national emergency, while acknowledging there was no emergency, in a speech that would evoke the Reichstag Fire if announced by a blabbering idiot. Trump announced his plan to appropriate billions from disaster relief to pay for some of the wall meant to protect us from foreign invaders.
But the real national emergency is that Trump is actually destroying the walls that matter to make it easier for foreign invaders from Russia and elsewhere.Read More
Keep in mind, we know Russia hacked into 39 states’ voter rolls before the 2016 election. We know that Russians sent a phishing scheme to elections officials and attacked a voting software maker, because the NSA sent Reality Winner to jail for leaking that information. We also know that Russia already has hacked our utilities and energy infrastructure.Read More
This new exposé in the New Yorker by Ronan Farrow and Adam Entous shines a light on how enterprising ex-military operatives are cashing in on the future of Information Warfare. Misinformation campaigns and fake personas are deployed by ex-Mossad agents in a small town’s hospital board race. The new normal?Read More