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September 28, 2017

RussiaGate Keeps on Collapsing: DHS Wrong When It Claimed Russian-Linked Individuals Tried to Hack Wisconsin and California's Voter Registration Systems

They notified 21 states that they suspected RUSSIAN hacking of voter databases, so this doesn't mean none of it happened.

But for two of those 21 states, DHS is now correcting -- there was hacking, but not of anything to do with voting or voter databases.

The DHS notified 21 states including California and Wisconsin that Russian-linked individuals had tried to target either voter registration files or public election sites. The DHS is now claiming that these hackers targeted the California Department of Technology and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Incidentally, remember that story that former Obama officials leaked, claiming that Obama tried to "warn" FaceBook about Russian #FakeNews?

First of all, that's presidential pressure on a private corporation to patrol the speech it permits on this. I doubt we'll see Allahpundit grumbling about that, though. No, for him, it's all Trump's Corrupting Authoritarianism, all the time.

Second of all, putting aside Obama's authoritarian attempts to chill the speech of private corporation's rules and messaging, the story was false-- Obama complained of so-called "#FakeNews" that hurt his party, but didn't mention Russians.

One might suspect he was more worried about Drudge, Breitbart, and Jim Hoft than the Red Peril.

Monday's version of "Democracy Dies in Darkness" featured a fake news story on the top of the front page: "Obama sought to prod Facebook on Russia role." After the story ran, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg corrected The Washington Post, pointing out that Russia was not the topic of discussion the meeting centered on fake news, and the president did not mention Russia.

Axios broke the story on Tuesday, reporting that the Post's online version noted the article "has been updated with an additional response from Facebook." That response led to the report that "Obama made a personal appeal to Zuckerberg to take the threat of fake news and political disinformation seriously ... though the president did not single out Russia specifically."

The revised story also reported that Obama and top aides "quietly agonized on how to respond to Russia's brazen intervention on behalf o the Donald Trump campaign without making matters worse." Elliot Schrage, Facebook's vice president of communications, told the Post that Obama's discussion with Zuckerberg was about "misinformation and false news" and "did not include any references to possible foreign interference or suggestions about confronting threats to Facebook."

So, Obama was complaining -- given that he wasn't mentioning foreign or Russian interference -- American speech on FaceBook.

So who did it?

Erick Erickson claims that noted partisan liar Susan Rice accompanied Obama when he met with Zuckerberg.

So did she leak it? With the false claim the warning was about Russia?

Gee, given that we're supposed to trust our Media-Governmental Elite because they're just so infallible, they sure are fallible, aren't they?


Trust Your Media-Government Complex, Citizens!

Your Media-Government Elite do not make mistakes-- but sometimes your inferior brains might remember their past claims incorrectly.

If you find this happening to you, Citizen, report yourself to your nearest Brain Reconfiguration Center for memory adjustment.



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