This is a depressing year, what with Donald Trump being elected President. You can see why in today’s release saying the main US intelligence agencies are very confident that Russia was behind the hacking and they are quite confident that Putin ordered it–Trump just dismisses it:
Before even seeing the classified intelligence report Friday, Trump dismissed the assessment and told The New York Times the focus on Russia’s involvement is a ‘‘political witch hunt’’ by adversaries who are embarrassed they lost the election. ‘‘They got beaten very badly in the election,’’ Trump said. ‘‘They are very embarrassed about it. To some extent, it’s a witch hunt. They just focus on this.’’
A leak of the classified intelligence report noted:
The officials also said there were disparities between efforts to infiltrate Democratic and Republican networks, and said the U.S. intercepted communications in which Russian officials celebrated Trump’s victory.
And here’s Trump:
There were attempts to hack the Republican National Committee, but the RNC had strong hacking defenses and the hackers were unsuccessful.
And therefore I needed some good news, like:
Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she will seek a second term as US senator from Massachusetts, giving battered liberals a rallying point as Donald Trump prepares to assume the presidency.
“In the weeks and months ahead, we will stand up to the Trump Administration’s racism, sexism, bigotry and hate,” Warren wrote. “Our diversity is what makes our country strong — and on this, there will be NO compromise.”
Very nice Senator.