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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/14/polit...ked/index.html

    DeSantis, who was briefed by the FBI on Friday, said two counties "experienced intrusion into the supervisor of elections network," but added that there was no manipulation of the data, and that the intrusion "had no effect" on Florida vote totals. He did not say which counties were involved.

    Previous reporting and government announcements have established that the GRU, Russian military intelligence, created an email phishing campaign aimed at Florida county election employees in the summer preceding the 2016 presidential election.


    But it wasn't until Mueller's report was published that the public learned the FBI had investigated a particular county for actually being hacked.


    "[T]he FBI believes that this operation enabled the GRU to gain access to the network of at least one Florida county government," the report claims.


    DeSantis's office told CNN the governor was briefed Friday by the FBI and signed a nondisclosure agreement that prevents him from naming the two counties. A separate FBI briefing with Florida members of Congress is slated for Thursday.



    No impact on vote totals this time. Expecting crickets from DC and the Florida Election commission.
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    This is probably how the GRU train their apprentice hackers, gearing them up for the 2020s
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    All the Russians would need to do to next year achieve their goals is f*** things up notably, create enough chaos and uncertainty to cast doubt on the election results, and then let US internal divisions take it from there. You think they're doing all this because they like Trump? They may have something compromising on him, but that's not the goal The goal is to weaken a rival, paralyze the US, win a round in the Great Game. Trump is a means to an end. They think it's to their advantage to have a blitheringly incompetent narcissist as the president of the US.
    Last edited by Keith Wilson; 05-14-2019 at 02:52 PM.
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    Oh the Russians like trump alright.

    In the same way that we like Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean; He is hillarious...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Oh the Russians like trump alright.

    In the same way that we like Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean; He is hillarious...

    Well, at least we know that Rowan Atkinson is smarter than Trump...
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    What the hell is all this fuss from the Republicans about who originated the Russia investigation? WTF?!!? Who cares who started it? The fact that it proved Russian interference in our elections should make everyone thankful SOMEbody started the investigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Well, at least we know that Rowan Atkinson is smarter than Trump...

    Way smarter...

    Atkinson was brought up Anglican,[11] and was educated at Durham Choristers School, a preparatory school, St Bees School. After receiving top-grades in science A' levels[12], he secured a place at Newcastle University, where he received a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.[13] In 1975, he continued for the degree of MSc in Electrical Engineering at The Queen's College, Oxford, the same college where his father matriculated in 1935,[14] and which made Atkinson an Honorary Fellow in 2006.[15] His MSc thesis, published in 1978, considered the application of self-tuning control.[16]

    Atkinson briefly embarked in doctoral work before devoting his full attention to acting.

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