President Obama has US military hackers ready to make Russia pay if they try to cyber attack the presidential election.
U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia’s electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin’s command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News.
As NBC News reported Thursday, the U.S. government is marshaling resources to combat the threat in a way that is without precedent for a presidential election.
The cyber weapons would only be deployed in the unlikely event the U.S. was attacked in a significant way, officials say.
If Russia is planning on messing with the election on Tuesday, Obama already has a plan in place. President Obama is set to literally turn out the lights on Putin if he does anything on election day. The message being sent by the NBC News story is that the Russians will pay dearly if they lift a finger to mess with the nation’s voting.
It’s no wonder that Putin is working so hard to get his stooge Trump elected. Obama and Clinton don’t play.
Now, if only Democrats could do something about those leak-happy Trump supporting elements in the FBI.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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