Friday, June 21, 2019

Getting What They Wanted?

So about that alleged Russian-Trump election collusion.


The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and former government officials said. ...

The intent of the operations was described in different ways by several current and former national security officials. Some called it “signaling” Russia, a sort of digital shot across the bow. Others said the moves were intended to position the United States to respond if Mr. Putin became more aggressive. ...

After Mr. Trump’s inauguration, Russian hackers kept escalating attacks.

Mr. Trump’s initial cyberteam decided to be far more public in calling out Russian activity. [emphasis added]

One, Trump is not letting Russia get away with Russian cyber-warfare, which Obama failed to do with equal vigor.

But not only has Trump ramped up our cyber-offensive efforts against Russia in response to Russia's long record if hitting us and our friends, Russia escalated their own efforts against America after their so-called colluding puppet won the presidency.

Huh. It's almost as if the whole charge is BS.