Trump intel, national security leaders outline full-court press on election security

Trump intel, national security leaders outline full-court press on election security
Kirstjen Nielsen (Image: The Hill video screen grab)

[Ed. – Liberty Unyielding may be the only outlet in America that presents this to you without positioning some snark-laden Muh Trump paragraphs up front, but by golly, that’s what we’re going to do.  These guys briefed us today.  Listen; don’t listen; your choice.]

Nielsen said that “our adversaries have shown they have the willingness and capability to interfere in our elections,” and “DHS has and continues to work closely with state and local election officials throughout the country by offering a range of services to help identify weaknesses in their election systems.”

“Whether it’s offering no-cost, voluntary technical assistance or sharing best practices for securing online voter registration databases, or providing technical advice on ransomware and destructive malware, our department stands ready to provide tailored support based on each jurisdiction’s unique needs,” she said. …

Wray said the FBI’s foreign influence task force ensures “a multidisciplinary response; that’s because the threat is multidisciplinary.”

“Just a few examples of some of the things we’ve seen over the past, targeting U.S. officials and other U.S. persons through traditional intelligence tradecraft, criminal efforts to suppress voting and provide illegal campaign financing, cyber attacks against voting infrastructure along with computer intrusions targeting elected officials and others. And a whole slew of other kinds of influence by both overtly and covertly manipulating news stories, spreading disinformation, leveraging economic resources and escalating divisive issues,” the director said.

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