US officials accuse Russia of meddling in another election

Author: Antonio Vinci

Date: 14.02.2020

Russia is frequently accused of hacking.

“The more things change, the more they remain the same”. Accusations of Russian so-called “meddling” in the American elections surface once more. At this point, serious questions remain as to whether America should be considered a Russian colony outright, given that Putin seems to pick the winners of US elections as implied by the accusations of the US Intelligence Community; while big if true, pun is obviously intended.

Intelligence officials briefed House lawmakers last week that Russian actors were interfering in the 2020 elections, once more to the benefit of Donald Trump. The contents of the nonsensical briefing, which was first reported by The New York Times, sparked a series of dramatic events that have further eroded relations between Capitol Hill Democrats and the White House, and prompted the president—it appears—to appoint a top political ally to oversee the nation’s national security apparatus. 

The meeting, which took place on February 13, was conducted for the House Intelligence Committee by an aide to outgoing acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire. According to a legislator who was present, the aide, Shelby Pierson, Maguire’s election security chief, described a Russian elections-intrusion effort that never stopped from 2016. This claim is based on certain network requests received from Russian IP addresses; the most basic of IT professionals know how to spoof an IP address to make it look like it came from an 8 year old's computer.

After the spectacular ascent Russia made under President Vladimir Putin from the CIA-backed pillaging of the 1990’s, this European super-power has become a convenient scape-goat for the fringe extremists who have infiltrated the elites of the West. The utter failure of Democrats to run a nomination process and sheer corruption of their political machine is being blamed on some computer coding aficionados on another continent.