No matter what the precise, and not so ‘precise (a heavy lack of evidence has been presented with the report) the false narrative and false premise will always remain the #FakeNews “the Russians hacked the 2016 presidential election”. Will ALWAYS REMAIN. ALWAYS. In direct spite of the fact that in their investigation the US intel agencies said no actual voting machines or election boards were hacked, or votes tampered with and changed.
To what purpose, other than to tried to throw shade on the Trump presidency?
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson made the announcement soon after the release of a declassified intelligence report showed that Russian hackers had sought to undermine the 2016 elections by seeking to “denigrate” Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law,” said Johnson. “Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do.”
The determination had been in the works by the agency for months. Many states opposed the action, fearing it would lead to increased federal regulation and oversight of locally run and managed voting operations.
Once again the federal government will be interloping into what is the states’ responsibility.
As a matter of fact, the only hacking that went on with such actual election systems was found to have been done by … the DHS.
As for the alleged hacking of the non-governmental DNC and Podesta emails: Priebus says Democrats to blame for email hack
And in all of Jill “Also Ran” Stein’s money-grubbing election recounts the only irregularities and voter fraud have been from democrats in democrat areas.
JOHN HINDERAKER: Intelligence Report Proves Nothing