If true, it seems that former President Obama was truly concerned about “cyber intrusions” on election day but that begs the question… what intel did he have that we may not know about? Why was it such a concern that he was prepared to send armed agents and military personnel to voting locations. He even planned for 3 days of vigilance post-election to ensure nothing was tampered with.
Ultimately, during his time in office, the U.S. intelligence community on the whole agreed that the Kremlin, under Russian Pres. Putin, did meddle with the election… this includes the involvement of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, and even the FBI. So… if they were so sure that this happened, why was it allowed to? Why weren’t other voting measures put in place? Or is this all about “fake news” tampering?
What do you think? Do you think Russia actually tampered with the election? And if so, what level of intrusion do you think happened and why?
As written for New York Post by Mark Moore:
The Obama administration was poised to send armed federal agents to polling places, deploy the military and launch full-scale counter-propaganda measures in case hackers disrupted the vote on Election Day, according to a report.
The 15-page playbook, produced in October, outlined the “enhanced measures” the government was prepared to take in the event of a “significant incident,” Time magazine reported Thursday, citing a copy of the document.
“In almost all potential cases of malicious cyber activity impacting election infrastructure, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, to include their law enforcement agencies, will have primary jurisdiction to respond,” it says.
The playbook coordinated the responsibilities of the different government agencies — Department of Homeland Security, Justice Department and FBI — and dictated how they would “activate enhanced procedures and allocate the resources described in their enhanced coordination procedures to coordinate incident response activities.”