Rachel Maddow sounded the alarm about Russian involvement on this 12 months’s presidential election, warning that the assaults might be worse than 4 years in the past, significantly because the Trump administration is in cost.
“Right here we go once more, proper?” the MSNBC host stated. “And this time, as a substitute of the Obama administration being in cost … it’s the Trump administration in cost whereas all that is occurring once more.”
‘Right here we go once more’: Rachel Maddow warns that Russia is as much as its ordinary election meddling methods in 2016, and that it might be even worse this time round. #ctl #p2 #maddow pic.twitter.com/0PGk9dC4ed
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So right here we go once more, proper? Besides this time we’re not blindsided, proper? This time, we all know what that is and what they’re doing and why. This time we will acknowledge it as a substitute of being shocked and bewildered by it the way in which we have been when it occurred the primary time. And this time, as a substitute of the Obama administration being in cost whereas that is occurring, attempting to get their heads round this downside, attempting to marshal assets to determine what’s occurring, attempting to fight it. This time, it’s not the Obama administration attempting to guard us. This time, it’s the Trump administration in cost whereas all that is occurring once more and apparently at a a lot larger pitch.
The federal authorities is asleep on the wheel whereas Russia assaults the election
The silver lining, after all, is that we all know what to anticipate. Russia used this playbook in 2016 to assist elect Donald Trump, they usually’re doing the identical factor 4 years later to verify he wins a second time period.
As PoliticusUSA’s Jason Easley reported earlier, Microsoft has already detected that Russian hackers have been attempting to breach a marketing campaign agency working for Joe Biden.
The Russian-targeted agency additionally labored for different Democratic candidates.
The tried hacking is proof that Russia is as much as its ordinary methods. The excellent news, as Easley identified, is that the Biden staff has up to now proven it’s ready to fend off such assaults.
The dangerous information, as Rachel Maddow stated, is that the federal authorities led by Donald Trump seems to be doing nothing to guard the election.
Sean Colarossi at the moment resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Reasonably priced Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents get hold of medical health insurance protection.