Democrats Irate as Republicans Refuse to Fund Election Security

Republicans in the House of Representatives have put forward a spending bill that excludes new money for election security grants to states, causing an outcry from furious Democrats.

Amid a firestorm of controversy about President Trump’s denial of Russian election interference there was an expectation that the House would fund a bipartisan approach that would help states protect themselves from cyber attacks and other threats to election security. read more

European Report Blames Russia For ‘Information Warfare’

Europeans are now doing what Donald Trump is afraid to do: Accusing Russia directly for spreading fake news and interfering in the governments of western democracies.  They also are taking concrete steps to combat what they say is a rising threat from Putin’s government.  Hopefully Trump and Congress will follow their lead and actually do something to fight back against Russian interference in U.S. elections. read more

Washington Post: America Is Not Prepared For A Russian Attack

On March 22nd the Washington Post published an article about the new spending bill which contained this small item which did not generate a lot of publicity at the time:  “The bill provides $380 million to the federal Election Assistance Commission to make payments to states to improve election security and technology, and the FBI is set to receive $300 million in counterintelligence funding to combat Russian hacking.” read more

New Evidence Emerges That Russian Trolls Kept Romney From Secretary of State Job

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mitt Romney would be Secretary of State if it were not for Russian influence.  

In an article published Thursday morning the Journal reported:

“Weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, Russia-backed online “trolls” flooded social media to try to block Mitt Romney from securing a top job in the incoming administration, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows.” read more