Russian hacking

Underwhelming Intel Report Shows Need for Congressional Investigation of DNC Hack

Sam Biddle
The Intercept
In the spirit of the Warren Commission and the 9/11 Commission, we need an independent, resolute inquiry into an apparent attempt to undermine our democracy, as has already been proposed (with little support) by Reps Eric Swalwell and Elijah Cummings. It’s hard to imagine who could object to this in good faith . . .

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The Public Evidence Russia Hacked the DNC

Sam Biddle
The Intercept
The U.S. routinely attempts to intercept the communications of heads of state. It’s possible that the CIA or the NSA has proof. Granted, these intelligence agencies will be loath to reveal any evidence that could compromise the method they used to gather it. In times of extraordinary risk, with two enormous military powers placed in direct conflict over national sovereignty, we need an extraordinary disclosure. The stakes are simply too high to take anyone’s word for it.

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Is Russian Election Hack Just the Beginning for America?

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board
The San Diego Union-Tribune
In 2000, UC San Diego professor Chalmers Johnson expanded on his observation in his book “Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire.” Johnson, who died in 2010, argued that the United States would inevitably face the same sort of dirty tricks it had played around the world, paying a price for trying to dominate far-away lands.

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