It’s happening again. There are reports today that Russia is already trying to influence the upcoming presidential election. The New York Times broke news saying:
Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, in a disclosure that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him.
The report goes on to say “The day after the Feb. 13 briefing to lawmakers, Mr. Trump berated Joseph Maguire, the outgoing acting director of national intelligence, for allowing it to take place.” We now know days later Maguire found out he was being replaced by the inexperienced Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.
After this news broke Thursday afternoon, Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted, “Republicans keep blocking election security bills in the Senate, and now we know why: They’d rather let Putin win than stand up to President Trump.”
Trump is of course bristling at this but what has he done as president to prevent Russian from interfering again? Remember fmr DHS Sec Nielsen indicated he didn’t even want to discuss the topic. https://t.co/a7t5Ptmels— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) February 20, 2020