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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:06 PM

In Push for 2020 Election Security, Top Official Was Warned: Don't Tell Trump (NYTimes)

"WASHINGTON — In the months before Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign, she tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as homeland security secretary: preparing for new and different Russian forms of interference in the 2020 election.

President Trump’s chief of staff told her not to bring it up in front of the president.

Ms. Nielsen left the Department of Homeland Security early this month after a tumultuous 16-month tenure and tensions with the White House. Officials said she had become increasingly concerned about Russia’s continued activity in the United States during and after the 2018 midterm elections — ranging from its search for new techniques to divide Americans using social media, to experiments by hackers, to rerouting internet traffic and infiltrating power grids.

But in a meeting this year, Mick Mulvaney, the White House chief of staff, made it clear that Mr. Trump still equated any public discussion of malign Russian election activity with questions about the legitimacy of his victory. According to one senior administration official, Mr. Mulvaney said it “wasn’t a great subject and should be kept below his level.”

More:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/us/politics/russia-2020-election-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

There's a lot in this article. It wasn't just Trump himself who refused to prioritize election security.

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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:18 PM

1. The corruption runs bone marrow deep. n/t

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Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:16 PM

2. Bottom line is that they're...

...going to need the Russian help again in 2020. Not to mention all the blackmailable compromising that has been done already.

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