- Oct 2010
What is Trump? Compromised, stupid, or what?
...There were two separate reports issued by the director of national intelligence, once in October of 2016, and another in January of 2017, both of which confirmed that the Russian government, led by Vladimir Putin and his military intelligence agency, the GRU, attacked the 2016 election with the intention of helping Trump win. You might not remember the October report since it was released the same day as the "Access Hollywood" tape and the John Podesta emails, stolen by the Russian GRU and dumped by Julian Assange. The second report, meanwhile, has been rejected without contravening evidence by Trumpers and disciples of Glenn Greenwald, who insist it’s just another dubious blurt by the intelligence community....
All told, the Russian attack on the election has been confirmed by the intelligence community in two separate reports, and by the Trump administration’s attorney general based on the results of the Mueller investigation....
...As of today, Trump has done and said exactly nothing punitive in response to the attack. It’s been three years since the DNC was hacked. It’s been around two and a half years since Election Day. It’s been nearly a month since Barr issued his memo. No response from the White House, other than more tweets about “angry Democrats” and the “Russian hoax.”
...He recently lifted sanctions against Russian corporations linked to Putin- and Manafort-affiliated oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The sanctions were handed down as part of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) passed in August of 2017. Trump dragged his feet right up to the signing deadline before authorizing the act, then stalled for months on its implementation. And finally, less than a year after issuing the sanctions, he lifted the sanctions in defiance of bipartisan opposition in Congress. Among other things, these sanctions were intended to nut-punch Deripaska and others who might’ve profited from Putin’s attempts to expand his military presence while screwing with American elections....
...You may have also noticed that Trump has gutted the Department of Homeland Security, one of several agencies tasked with securing our elections from foreign influence. In addition to firing the secretary and the deputy secretary and leaving several other posts vacant, we learned in February that Trump gutted DHS’ Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), which is tasked with securing elections. CISA was yet another measure taken after the 2016 attack -- a measure that’s being actively undermined by Trump.
Here's more: Whatever Mueller reports, Trump has done nothing to stop Russian attacks in 2020