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Mon Jan 29, 2018, 12:51 PM

Why isn't this election matter receiving more attention?

Russian Attacks on 21 States in 2016 Election
Oversight Dems Ask Gowdy to Subpoena Documents Withheld by Trump Administration

Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter asking Chairman Trey Gowdy to issue a subpoena to finally compel the Department of Homeland Security to produce documents it has been withholding from Congress for months relating to Russian government-backed efforts to monitor, penetrate, or otherwise hack at least 21 state election systems in the 2016 election.

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On October 20, 2017, Ranking Members Cummings and Kelly sent a letter requesting copies of the notifications that the Department of Homeland Security provided to 21 states identified as targets of Russian government-linked hacking attempts: Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Illinois, Alaska, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, and Delaware. They also requested all documents “related to the Russian government-backed attempts to hack state election systems.

In response, the Department provided just one e-mail containing a short script that Department employees apparently read over the phone to state election officials. This script is 13 sentences long and does not refer to any specific state or attack. Rather, it is a generic script that provides no specific information.

On November 29, 2017, during a joint subcommittee hearing on the “Cybersecurity of Voting Machines,” Ranking Member Kelly asked Christopher Krebs, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the National Protection and Program Directorate, when these documents would be provided. Although Mr. Krebs assured Ranking Member Kelly that a response would be forthcoming, no further documents were provided.

https://medium.com/oversightdems/russian-attacks-on-21-states-in-2016-election-6e0812498408


This is insane! The only reason I can see for them to withhold this info is if they want the Russians to help them out in the 2018 election.

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rainy Jan 2018 #2
qwlauren35 Jan 2018 #3
Arkansas Granny Jan 2018 #5
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triron Jan 2018 #7
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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 12:54 PM

1. There is no doubt that the russians are going to keep undermining the US elections

They have not stopped.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 01:15 PM

2. Does anyone think Mueller might be working on this?

Greg Palast has been quiet lately. Any possibilities that they might be looking at this as part of the Russian investigation?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 01:25 PM

3. This was under the Obama administration.

Not quite sure why more was not done. Maybe no one saw the ramifications.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 02:00 PM

5. The withholding of documents is taking place now. Trump and the Republican Congress

seem to be doing nothing to stop Russian interference from happening again.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 02:03 PM

6. I understand that.

I'm just looking at the past and wondering if anything could have been done. Sounds like the warning was not powerful enough.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 01:31 PM

4. K&R...

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 02:08 PM

7. Perhaps what I posted yesterday has some relevancy here?

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Response to triron (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 02:39 PM

8. Yes, I would say that ties right in.

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