Just when you think the Russian interference in the 2016 elections had made its way out of the news, it pops back up.
This time it’s not related to President Trump’s “meddling”, rather this time there is proof that the Russians attempted to obtain information withing state voting systems after a security breach, and the Obama administration is being implicated.
The Independent Minute reported that when this security breach took place, the Obama Administration was made aware of the attempts but chose not to notify the respective Secretaries of State where the intrusion attempts were made.
Department of Homeland Security has confirmed and briefed the U.S. Senate Committee that there were 21 state election systems subjected to attempted Russian hacking efforts. DHS officials however did not say publicly which 21 state election systems were compromised leaving more questions about the lack of transparency. The Obama Administration claims the reason why they did not notify these 21 Secretaries of States was due to the fact that they didn’t have the proper security clearance. Many in Washington D.C. find this explanation to be without merit.
The Daily Caller News Foundation Group conducted their own investigation and found that as of today, no state officials have been notified of this attempted breach of voting systems. “Secretaries of state — who are the top election officials in 40 states — told The DCNF they were shocked to learn of the Russian hacking when Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials first divulged it at a June 21, 2017, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing.”
Eventually, the Trump administration will get to the bottom of all of this.
It’s been proven definitively that the Trump campaign had nothing to do with the Russian meddling in the election, but someone else did and the fingers are all pointing toward the Obama administration and the Clintons.