Senate Intel backs assessment of Russian election meddling

  1. The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday backed the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to aid President Donald Trump and is continuing its efforts to undermine U.S. democracy...
    ... The report released by Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Warner comes ahead of Trump's planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki...

    ... "While the ICA briefly discussed the activities of the Internet Research Agency, the Committee's investigation has exposed a far more extensive Russian effort to manipulate social media outlets to sow discord and to interfere in the 2016 election and American society," according to the summary...
    Senate Intel backs assessment of Russian election meddling - POLITICO
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  3. by   herring_RN
    Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    July 3, 2018
    https://www.burr.senate.gov/imo/medi...FINALJULY3.pdf
  4. by   toomuchbaloney
    How long before Trump attacks Senator Burr and the Democrats?
  5. by   BCgradnurse
    I'm so shocked. Not.
  6. by   Robert.CFRN
    Of course the Russians tried to interfere in our election. So they posted on Facebook. Wow... the horrors. Of course, Obama's State Department used taxpayer dollars to the tune of $350,000 to interfere in Israel's election in an attempt to unseat Netanyahu. But that's okay, right?
  7. by   herring_RN
    Quote from Robert.CFRN
    Of course the Russians tried to interfere in our election. So they posted on Facebook. Wow... the horrors. Of course, Obama's State Department used taxpayer dollars to the tune of $350,000 to interfere in Israel's election in an attempt to unseat Netanyahu. But that's okay, right?
    Not just facebook
    Election meddling indictment of 12 Russian nationals
    USA TODAY Published 2:35 p.m. ET July 13, 2018 |
    A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for a concerted effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election by hacking Democratic political organizations and releasing troves of stolen files...
    Russia investigation: Read Robert Mueller's latest indictment
    Regarding Israel, it is complicated. This fact check site deemed the allegation "Mostly False"
  8. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from Robert.CFRN
    Of course the Russians tried to interfere in our election. So they posted on Facebook. Wow... the horrors. Of course, Obama's State Department used taxpayer dollars to the tune of $350,000 to interfere in Israel's election in an attempt to unseat Netanyahu. But that's okay, right?
    Textbook deflection.
    Does that mean that you don't care that Putin influenced our election? Is that the brand of faketriotism now passing muster in the conservative realm?
  9. by   MunoRN
    Quote from Robert.CFRN
    Of course the Russians tried to interfere in our election. So they posted on Facebook. Wow... the horrors. Of course, Obama's State Department used taxpayer dollars to the tune of $350,000 to interfere in Israel's election in an attempt to unseat Netanyahu. But that's okay, right?
    We spent $234,000 to lobby for a stable region and the money was spent long before Israel's early election was even scheduled.

    You are correct that governments throughout the world try to influence or even gain some control over other governments, but I disagree with your apparent suggestion that we should just allow this to happen to the US. A healthy and strong democracy fights the attempts of adversaries to exert some control over a government that's supposed to be controlled by it's citizens.
  10. by   elkpark
    Quote from Robert.CFRN
    Of course, Obama's State Department used taxpayer dollars to the tune of $350 to interfere in Israel's election in an attempt to unseat Netanyahu. But that's okay, right?
    That is a favorite right wing talking point, right up there with the nonsense about Clinton selling uranium to the Russians, but it is a gross distortion and misrepresentation of what actually happened (not a big surprise ... ) Politifact rates it "mostly false."

    Blog claims U.S. funded anti-Netanyahu election effort in Israel | PunditFact
    Last edit by elkpark on Jul 13 : Reason: Ooops, I see other people beat me to it.
  11. by   toomuchbaloney
    I don't do 'whatabout' anymore.
    I'm not going to stop talking about the fact that Putin worked successfully to get Trump elected and Republicans are trying to change the conversation.
    These indictments SHOULD result in a cancelation of the meeting. A public statement by the POTUS, and implementation of the sanctions already passed.
    WWRD
  12. by   Wannabenurseneko
    = Guilty as heck .
    I bet when he gets back he's gonna be acting like a bull in a china shop. Only making himself look more guilty, what they found today is worst than water gate. This man is the worst president ever.
  13. by   Robert.CFRN
    Quote from Wannabenurseneko
    = Guilty as heck .
    I bet when he gets back he's gonna be acting like a bull in a china shop. Only making himself look more guilty, what they found today is worst than water gate. This man is the worst president ever.
    No, Obama is the worst president ever. Why is the left okay with Hillary rigging the Democratic primary, but absolutely flip out any time Trump's name is even mentioned? First, there's zero evidence that Trump's campaign colluded with Russia. The Russians did not hack into voting machines or change the vote count. Yes, they probably hacked the DNC's computers. Of course, that can't be hard to do when you have private servers and Pakistani spies as your IT guys.

    Hillary didn't lose because of Russians. Hillary lost because of Hillary. Trump is the President. Get used to it.
  14. by   herring_RN
    We The People should elect OUR leaders.
    We must do all we can to stop Russians or any other foreign spies and criminals decide who our elected leaders are. Period.
    I believe any other opinion is un-American.

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