Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sweden moves swiftly to deal with Russian election interference, while America sits on its hands.

Courtesy of WaPo: 

Hundreds of local election workers have been trained to spot and resist foreign influence. The country’s biggest media outlets have teamed up to combat false news. Political parties scour their email systems to close hacker-friendly holes. 

The goal: to Russia-proof ­Sweden’s political system so that what happened in the United States in 2016 can never happen in this Nordic country of 10 million people. 

Although the general election isn’t until Sept. 9, officials say their preemptive actions may already have dissuaded the Kremlin from interfering. In Washington, meanwhile, the FBI says it has received no White House orders to secure the 2018 midterms against Russian influence.

The ONLY reason that an administration would not push to protect the country from interference by foreign agents, is because their interference benefited them directly.

The Trump Administration, and the Republican party itself, is trading our election security for the possibility that foreign interference will elect more of their people.

No matter how you look at it, THAT is treason.


  1. Anonymous6:55 AM

    ‘If you’re guilty and you know it tweet some more!’: Internet hilariously mocks Trump’s rant on ‘WITCH HUNT!’

    'The WITCH HUNT! tweet by @realDonaldTrump makes me think more indictments are coming.

    Keep in mind that guilty pleas & agreements to cooperate of Papadopoulos & Flynn were not done to prosecute Gates & Manafort. Mueller is using Papadopoulos & Flynn to go after other people.'


  2. Anonymous7:02 AM

    Cyber Command chief: Trump has not given us permission to stop Russian attacks on 2018 elections

    “We have been attacked and there are a lot of us that feel like we are still being attacked and that we’re going to be attacked particularly with regard to our elections,” Nelson explained. “So, what’s the holdup?”

    “The challenge for us is right now we have this thing called the law,” Rogers replied. “And the legal framework shapes what DOD can and cannot do.”

    “What do you need as the commander to say go after and punish these guys that are trying to tear apart our critical infrastructure?” Nelson pressed.

    “I need a policy decision that indicates that there’s specific direction to do that,” Rogers said. “The secretary [of defense] would ultimately make a recommendation to the president… and then based on that, we’d be given specific direction and specific authority.”

    “So you need a direction and specific authority from the White House?” Nelson remarked.

    “The president ultimately would make this decision,” Rogers stated.

    Watch the video below.


  3. Anonymous7:07 AM

    Time for the removal of this crime family and the basket of deplorable enablers. ENOUGH of this stinky swamp. All must go!!! The election was rigged and America is without a President or ethical representatives today. This entire bunch of criminals must be removed now by law enforcement and military.

    1. Anonymous7:29 AM

      There is a legitimate President. You need to accept it. Today he announced he is going to run in 2020.

    2. Anonymous8:08 AM

      7:29 "you need to accept it"

      Nope. Ain't happening. Get the illegitimate POS out.

    3. Anonymous8:57 AM

      7:29 AM You are the one who wants Trump to grab your pussy, not IM.

    4. Anonymous8:59 AM

      NOPE. Americans do not take shit from the KGB or trump crime family. 7.29? trump is a crook liar and rigger. He will never be legitimate. We the people will only accept him to quit this nonsense and GET OUT of our house. The KGB putin shitshow is more than over.

    5. Anonymous12:35 PM

      He will finish this term as the legitimate President, no matter how much you little babies whine and cry. And then he will go on to serve another term as President.

      Grow up little babies.

    6. Anonymous3:57 PM

      I just read that The Rhmp balked at having to read and learn the Consitution (particularly the 4th Amendment), so that makes his inauguration illegal/invalid/fraudulent. By his own admission, he could not swear to uphold that of which he was ignorant.

    7. Anonymous3:59 PM

      Funny, I'm still waiting fo rRush Limpballs and all you other Despicables to leave as you promised? Whatsa matter? American van lines revoke your NRA discount?

    8. Anonymous9:09 PM

      Hahahaha ok then 3:57.

      Then why does the entire US Government from the federal to state level recognize Trump as President. If he isn't who is? Are you the only person on this planet with this pertinent information lol.

      8 years bucko.

  4. Anonymous7:09 AM

    Trump breaks Twitter silence to lash out

    Two new polls confirm that Americans don't trust Trump's denials, but they do trust Mueller.

    Trump uncorked his latest bout of rage over the encroaching Russia scandal on Tuesday morning — while watching Fox News.

    ...Trump’s lashing out once again (No collusion!) comes as two new national polls indicate that the Russia story continues to slip away from the White House’s grasp.

    “Americans have more trust in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation than they do in President Trump’s denials of collusion,” USA Today reports. “A 58% majority say they have a lot or some trust in Mueller’s investigation, while a 57% majority say they have little or no trust in Trump’s denials.”

    Nearly 7 in 10 say they believe Russians made a serious effort to meddle in the 2016 election. Not only that, but Americans are now evenly split on whether Russia interference changed the outcome of the 2016 election, according to USA Today.

    That’s a claim that seems to drive Trump to complete distraction — that he wouldn’t be president if not for Russian interference.

    Meanwhile, a new CNN poll tells the same story: Most Americans think Trump isn’t doing enough to protect American elections from future Russian interference.

    ...No matter how many times Trump and Republicans attack the FBI, now matter how many weeks they spent hyping the dopey so-called Nunes memo, and no matter how many distractions they mount, they remain incapable of influencing public opinion on Mueller.

    Instead, the more Americans hear about the unfolding investigation, the more concerns they have about Russian meddling. And the less they believe Trump’s denials.


    1. Anonymous4:00 PM

      I repeat, The Rump would cheat (to win) at miniature golf with his grandkids.

  5. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Most Americans are worried about Russian election meddling — and think Trump isn’t taking it seriously

    Americans don’t trust Trump, Congress, or Facebook to solve the Russia interference problem.

    ...Experts say that counteracting Russian interference efforts must be a concerted effort that involves the White House, multiple federal agencies, state and local officials, private companies, the media, and citizens. And even then, there are no guarantees.

    Tuesday’s CNN poll shows Americans are taking it seriously — and it is alarming that they don’t think the president is.


    1. Anonymous7:27 AM

      vox.....ha.... vox just laid off a bunch of people as they circle the drain of left wing push 'journalism'.

    2. Anonymous8:12 AM


      It's a CNN poll. Vox just reported it. Of course, you are so ignorant you just shoot the messenger when the message is something you don't want to hear. Typical RW doofus.

    3. Anonymous8:55 AM

      7:27, ha...Trump ass kissing is not allowed here.

    4. Anonymous9:18 AM

      “It’s probably going to get worse”: a former top intel official on Russia election meddling


    5. Anonymous12:36 PM

      Vox.... how many fake journalists did they lay off today?

    6. Anonymous1:09 PM

      8:12.... do you not realize a 'CNN poll' makes it even more ridiculous?

      CNN has lost any shred of credibility it once had... over a decade ago at least.

  6. Anonymous7:13 AM


    1. Anonymous8:13 AM

      Sean Hannity Asked ‘The Left’ To React To Right-Wing Art. The Response Was Priceless.


  7. Anonymous7:36 AM

    So the FBI can't do a damned thing without White House orders? WTF.

  8. Anonymous7:49 AM


    1. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-dean-gates-trump_us_5a938492e4b03b55731d85ce"John Dean, one of the leading figures in the scandal that ended the presidency of Richard M. Nixon, said Donald Trump could be nearing his own Watergate moment.

      Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy against the United States and lying to the Special Counsel’s Office and the FBI. He also agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.

      On Saturday, Dean said the news should be of great concern to former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who faces multiple charges in the case, as well as the White House."

  9. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Throwing around words like treason on a daily basis with no rationale starts to make you look like a fool, and certainly loses any teeth it may have once had.

    1. Anonymous8:54 AM

      @8:09 AM Throwing around insults at Gryphen makes you look like the silly troll that you are. If you don't like this blog, stay away, idiot.

    2. Anonymous12:38 PM

      Nah, perfectly happy poking you crazy cats with a stick. You are all nutty. Collective mind loss. Trump is President, love to remind you fools of that.

    3. Anonymous2:23 PM

      And he is going for two terms.

    4. What should we call it? "Alternative Patriotism?"

    5. Anonymous4:11 PM

      No, he may occupy the Oval Office. After impechmetn - or other removal from office, there are those of us who will fight to show that his occupation was not legitimate, therefore that he was never POTUS. In the majority of Amerian's minds, he may occupy teh Oval Office, but his temperment, pathological lying, moral bankruptcy, absence of all empathy, already disqualitfy him as a leader, and thus as truly being president.

      He's a damned good bully though. Just like his buddy Bibi, who I beelive is facing corruption charges.

    6. Anonymous4:14 PM

      Damn you are correct, 12:38. Just visited the Sea o'PEE. A couple of them had made visits to Israel and were decrying the conditions they found there, especially on teh archaeological sites. No proress, no digging, what's happened to the fundign we give them. Yet they are too stupid to connect a couple of clown nose sized dots - check Bibi's pockets and foreign bank accounts. You remember $arah's good friend Bibi, right?

  10. Anonymous8:16 AM


    "Gates’ decision to plea guilty is part of a deal with Mueller and investigators, and he’s agreed to “fully, truthfully, completely, and forthrightly” cooperate with the probe.

    If Gates decides to act in his own best interest rather than cover for Trump, especially if he specifically testifies that Trump approved of or directed the illegal things he and former foreign policy director Paul Manafort did, it could very well mean impeachment for the president."

    1. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-dean-gates-trump_us_5a938492e4b03b55731d85ce

      "John Dean, one of the leading figures in the scandal that ended the presidency of Richard M. Nixon, said Donald Trump could be nearing his own Watergate moment.

      Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy against the United States and lying to the Special Counsel’s Office and the FBI. He also agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.

      On Saturday, Dean said the news should be of great concern to former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who faces multiple charges in the case, as well as the White House."

    2. Anonymous4:03 AM

      Yeah, in other words, John Dean, former lawyer and criminal, is trying to stay relevant and get his mug on TV.

    3. Anonymous4:09 AM

      John Dean. A weasel's weasel.

  11. Anonymous8:28 AM


    "Later, he admitted that he had reached out via a public-speaking agency to try and arrange a meeting with Assange after seeing stories in the media speculating that there may be further explosive emails to come. “We read about these claims, we had no idea whether it was true or not so we reached out… asking whether he would like to meet to discuss this,” Nix said.

    The Daily Beast has reported that Cambridge Analytica’s work for the Trump campaign is being looked at by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) as part of its investigation into Russian meddling.

    Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, sold his Cambridge Analytica stake—which was valued at between $1 million and $5 million—in April 2017."
    "Nix told the panel that Bannon had been invited to join the board in order to help Cambridge Analytica “penetrate” the American political arena.

    He said the company had been hired by the Trump campaign after using its controversial “psychographic” voter-analysis techniques—which purported to be able to understand and target voters’ personal fears—to help Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary."

  12. Anonymous8:58 AM


  13. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Congress needs to act. This fraud does not serve nor protect the American people. He is a traitor and has committed the ultimate crime against the American people. TREASON. He must be convicted and charged now.

  14. Anonymous9:37 AM


    "A letter from the NRA denies that any potential Russian funds were used for election meddling."

    1. And Trump said he didn't know any of those women who accused him of sexual assault and didn't do anything wrong.

  15. Anonymous10:03 AM


    "Anna, whom BuzzFeed News has agreed to identify only by her first name because she doesn’t want the attention, says she was seven months pregnant and engaged to Mifsud when he became the focus of world media attention as the professor who told Papadopoulos that Russia had
    “dirt” on Clinton."
    “He said, ‘I have dinner with Lavrov tonight. Lavrov is my friend. Lavrov this, Lavrov that,’” Anna said. “He even show me picture with Lavrov.”
    "In a series of WhatsApp messages sent in May 2017, Mifsud also told Anna he was in Saudi Arabia at the same time as President Donald Trump’s visit, and in Sicily, Italy, for the G7 Summit." “My impression [is that] he was not a transparent person and I never understood what he was really doing.”"

  16. Anonymous10:09 AM

    According to a new report published Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States soared by 57% in 2017 from the previous year. The figure includes assaults, harassment, and vandalism.

    The total number of attacks — at least those the ADL was able to keep track of — was 1,986. In 2016, the reported total was 1,267.

    This is the highest statistic the group has found since 1994 and the second highest since it started tracking these incidents in 1979.


    1. Anonymous10:14 AM


    2. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/racial-harassment-in-schools-uptick_us_5a8db498e4b03414379cae76

      "The U.S. Department of Education’s civil rights division saw a significant increase in the number of complaints it received regarding racial harassment in schools, including post-secondary institutions, in 2017, according to data the department provided to HuffPost. The increase represents the biggest rise in this category since at least 2009, the earliest consecutive year for which we could find publicly reported numbers in this category.

      The number of racial harassment discrimination complaints the department’s civil rights division receives has ebbed and flowed over the last nine years. It did not receive more than 600 complaints until fiscal year 2017, when the number climbed to 675, a nearly 25 percent increase from the previous year. Previously, the number had bounced between a low of 362 and a high of 577. "

      Dullard Judas Drumpf, making America HATE again.

  17. Anonymous10:11 AM


    "In particular, Rogers said the administration’s decision to not immediately implement congressionally mandated sanctions against Russia sends a signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Kremlin can continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. and other countries."
    "Rogers also testified to the committee on Tuesday that neither President Donald Trump nor Defense Secretary James Mattis has not granted him explicit authority to launch counter-attacks against Russia’s hacking operations where they originate.

    “They have not paid a price that is sufficient to change their behavior,” Rogers said of the Kremlin."

  18. Anonymous1:15 PM



    "On the morning of October 13, WikiLeaks issued a clarification: “WikiLeaks has never communicated with Roger Stone as we have previously, repeatedly stated.” It was later that day when Stone confronted WikiLeaks in a private message, and accused the organization of “attacking” him. WikiLeaks did not seem phased by the confrontation, and re-opened its line of communication with Stone on November 9. Fourteen months later, Stone visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Assange has been holed up for more than five years.

    “I didn’t go and see” Assange, Stone told The Daily Beast last month. “I dropped off a card to be a smart a$$.”"

  19. Anonymous1:18 PM


  20. Anonymous1:30 PM


    "warned the management of Denmark's biggest bank in 2013 that family members of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia's spy agency were using its Estonian bank branch for money laundering."
    "Danske Bank earlier had acknowledged illegitimate transactions at its Estonian branch in 2011-2014, including money-laundering schemes, involving billions of dollars from Azerbaijan.

    "As we have previously said, on the basis of what we know now, we should have done this faster. Today, we have a very different and stronger control setup in Estonia,""

  21. The pieces are coming together.

    I think Mueller should subpeona Brad Parscale next.


    "Parscale was Trump’s digital strategist in the 2016 election and oversaw the campaign’s mobilization on Facebook, which — coupled with the candidate’s love of Twitter — has been credited as a key factor in his electoral victory. Parscale was also a marketing entrepreneur based in San Antonio who was reportedly brought into the campaign at the suggestion of Trump son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner."

    Hmm. Jared, who met with the Russians. The Russians who used Facebook. Did the Russians tell Jared to get the campaign to use Facebook? Parscale got training from Facebook on how to maximize it's use and advertising.

    Oh, look who is Trump's 2020 campaign manager.


    "President Donald Trump has named former digital adviser Brad Parscale as campaign manager of his 2020 re-election campaign.

    In a statement, the Trump campaign said Parscale will lead "advanced planning" for the 2020 effort, and that the campaign will also be engaged in the 2018 midterm elections — which are shaping up to be a challenging environment for Republicans."

    OOoops. Violation of the Hatch Act.


    "One minute, President Trump’s 2020 campaign referred to Jared Kushner as “Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President, and President Trump’s son-in-law.” The next, Kushner became simply “President Trump’s son-in-law.”

    Blame the 1939 Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, better known as the Hatch Act. The law imposes limits on what government officials can and cannot do in terms of partisan campaign activities.

    The Trump reelection organization appears to have fallen afoul of one of the measure’s provisions with an early Tuesday statement announcing that digital strategist Brad Parscale would run the 2020 operation."

    And Kusher's security clearance just got DOWNGRADED. Could it be because of Parscale and the impending shit hitting the fan?


    "Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser, has had his security clearance downgraded, Politico reports.

    He has been downgraded from SCI (sensitive compartmented information) access to Secret level, according to the publication.

    All other White House aides working on high-level interim clearances also had their access downgraded, according to a memo reportedly sent to staffers on Friday. Earlier that same day, Trump said he would leave it up to his chief of staff, John Kelly, to decide what access Kushner should have.

    “General Kelly respects Jared a lot and General Kelly will make that call,” Trump said at a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the time.

    Kushner no longer receives the President’s Daily Brief, Reuters reports. His access to the highly classified intelligence briefing has been cut off in the past few weeks, sources told the news service."

    Damage control?

  22. Anonymous2:35 PM


    "ccording to Democrats and Republicans on the committee, has refused to answer questions about the presidential transition or her time in the White House, telling the panel she was instructed not to by the White House."

  23. Anonymous2:47 PM


  24. Anonymous5:08 PM


    '“We had a slightly more optimistic theory of who the voters are. We knew there was a narrow set of people who were loving the ‘nutty’ Trump stuff. We thought it was narrower than it was."'

  25. Anonymous5:54 PM



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