RED ALERT

Here are some of the headlines from the past few days:

McConnell announces Senate probe of suspected Russian election interference: ‘The Russians are not our friends’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday strongly condemned any foreign interference with U.S. elections and announced that the Senate intelligence panel will investigate Russia’s suspected election interference.

Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win …

Prominent senators say Russian election interference should alarm all …
32 mins ago – Tensions erupt between Trump and the CIA over Russia’s hacking during the 2016 campaign. Trump is poised to pick an oil tycoon with ties to Russia as secretary of State, reports say. … In a rare joint statement Sunday morning, four high-profile Republican and Democratic senators said .

Electors want briefing on Russian interference
Why Vladimir Putin’s Russia Is Backing Donald Trump – Newsweek
Meanwhile, Trump mocks intelligence reports, indicating that the matter of Russian interference is nothing but sour grapes on the part of Democrats.
He also said, “I’m a smart person…”  “I don’t need daily security briefings.”
I have only just begun to recognize the far reaching ramifications of this.
*Hacking American systems is an act of war.  It is an invasion.
*Tampering with an election undermines the democratic process.
*If political systems can be hacked, what else is vulnerable:  Power grid?  Defense?  Transportation??
*That we might have someone for President who fraternizes with enemies while destroying alliances is gravely distressing.

I am encouraged to learn that Congress is taking this seriously, to the point of an investigation.  I also like that the electors want a briefing before they vote.

Personally, I would like to see Trump’s inauguration postponed until this whole thing is straightened out.

What would you want done at this point?  I strongly encourage you to contact senators and representatives to let them know.

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2 thoughts on “RED ALERT

  1. I absolutely agree with you (about holding off inauguration). It also really bothers me to hear Trump doesn’t need the security briefings because he is smart. Actually that doesn’t sound so smart to me.!!

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