The Washington Post is withholding some details of the intelligence at the request of the U.S. government.

Kinda chummy tho. I mean, trust me, I get why they would withhold info. It's just that less than two or a few years ago, I bemoaned the deep state, and now, I'm increasingly dependent on its use of WaPo as a mouthpiece for Trump-related intel. Not a relationship I want to be in.

Edit: coughBLOCKCHAINVOTINGcough


johnnyFive:

    I'm increasingly dependent on its use of WaPo as a mouthpiece for Trump-related intel.

I've been thinking about this a lot. Are we seeing what amounts to a slow-motion coup from the intelligence folks? I actually think it's far more likely that it's a case of them being pissed at Trump being a dick to them, and their being scared by his incompetence.

Turning to Obama's actions, I think WaPo gets it right in terms of Obama's cautious nature. But what I keep coming back to, in terms of US response and all, is that what Russia did never should've made a difference. It's not clear that it did, granted, but I have a hard time losing a lot of sleep over it for that reason. Beyond that, the idea that voting systems are subject to remote hack is the real worry for me.


posted by am_Unition: 147 days ago