As the fight continues over the release of the full and un-redacted Mueller report on Russia election interference, new information has come to light that distinctly emphasizes the importance of transparency.
Attorney General Bill Barr has refused to release the uncensored report to congressional lawmakers, despite a valid claim to such information existing. This has caused Barr himself to receive a contempt of congress charge that could see him arrested by the Sergeant at Arms in The Capitol.
The real damage of Barr’s reticence has been in how misaligned it is with the will of the American people who are furious that the Russian government’s attempts to sabotage the United States’ democracy are still hiding in the shadows.
Today, news from Florida has again underscored the
importance necessity of the full report’s release.
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Russian hackers breached the systems of two county elections systems in Florida in 2016, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday at a news conference. DeSantis said no data were tampered with and vote tallies were not affected.
The intrusions, which had not ever been publicly confirmed, were first disclosed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russian interference in the 2016 election last month.
“I recently met with the FBI concerning the election issue mentioned in the Mueller report,” DeSantis said. “Two Florida counties experienced intrusion into the supervisor of election networks. There was no manipulation.”
While no vote manipulation was encountered, something that we can all be thankful for, this inexcusable intrusion has again reiterated the Russian threat.
The American people are growing weary of the political nonsense on Capitol Hill regarding the Mueller report, and have demanded protection from the Russia threat emphatically over the course of the last few weeks.
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