Another smart comment by @AshaRangappa_ - as she points out, Trump was told in "late July or August 2016" the Russians would try to penetrate his campaign.
Why then? What prompted that warning?
Well, in July 2016, @CarterWPage took a little trip to Moscow.
The #Steele dossier points out that on his trip to Moscow, Page met with Russian govt officials Sechin and Diveykin. The latter was in charge of hacking foreign elections. That was Diveykin's actual job for @PutinRF. archive.org/stream/TheStee…
One of my earliest Trump Russia discoveries, which I passed to USIC, was this tweet. It not only predicts what Trump did at the next rally, it was sent WHILE Page was in Moscow - meeting Diveykin, in charge of hacking against @HillaryClinton. archive.is/x8VnM
When @NeonaziWallets can run an automated feed showing the daily bitcoin activities of white supremacists, imagine what the Federal law enforcement & counterintelligence who have known about this for at least almost 6 months could do with their data.
Following his #indictment of #Russians🇷🇺for social media trolling and illegal-ad-buying, #Mueller is assembling a CRIMINAL CHARGES against Russians who HACKED and LEAKED private info designed to hurt Democrats in the election‼️ 1/
Potential charges include violations of statutes on #conspiracy, election law, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). One source said the charges are not imminent, but other knowledgeable sources said they are expected in the next few weeks or months.🤗 3/
1. There are tens of thousands of folks who dedicate their lives to protecting the US, who go periodically go through faintly rigorous background checks and state of the art training, who take lower pay, who can’t talk about their work even to defend themselves.
2. There are many different types of information these intelligence professionals following very strict legal guidelines collect and analyze l, cross check, verify, and report. They work countless hours sometimes in isolation to provide the best assessments for the president.
3. Sometimes they get it wrong, sometimes they get compromised, but there are safeguards and various other mechanisms to help ensure these factors are accounted for in the final products presented to the president.