I'm not really all that mysterious

Foreign Influence

We’ve been influencing other democracies’ elections for a long time now (Yay, Monroe Doctrine!) through propaganda, espionage, material support to our preferred regimes, and even overt military intervention. I suppose it was only a matter of time until what went around came around.1

The FBI says Russia hacked the DNC. US officials say crushing Hillary and electing Trump was Putin’s goal—but that “trying to manipulate an election is not” a crime, so what the FBI can do is limited.

FBI: Russia hacked DNC. US officials: Electing Trump, crushing Clinton was Putin’s goal. • 2016 Jul 25 • Xeni Jardin • Boing Boing

I am surprised that trying to influence an election using black-hat tactics isn’t a crime.

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