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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Swalwell introduces bill for commission on Russian electoral interference

Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to investigate Russia's
involvement in alleged cyber espionage.
CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT |
Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to get to the bottom of Russia's alleged interference during this year's U.S. presidential election.

The East Bay congressmember introduced a bill Wednesday along with a top-ranking House Democrats that would form a 12-person, bipartisan commission to investigate Russia's digital espionage in matters including the hacking of Democratic National Committee servers and the emails of Hillary Clinton aide John Podesta.

"This past election, the principles of our democracy were attacked," said Swalwell. "We owe it to our constituents to defend the integrity of our representative democracy, starting with finding out what exactly happened and how we prevent it from ever happening again.

“While our intelligence agencies have concluded with high confidence that Russia meddled in America’s elections, to what degree and whether other state or non-state actors were involved remains unresolved. Americans of all political parties are rightfully worried and deserve answers. To protect our democracy, we are calling for a fact-based, independent, bipartisan-appointed commission on foreign interference in the 2016 election.”

The commission would have subpoena power and ultimately issue of final report on how the U.S. can be protected from similar interference in the future. The proposed commission, however, is unlikely to find much support in the Republican-led House.

The hacking and dissemination of emails belonging to DNC staffers, along with Podesta's missives had a profound impact on the presidential campaign, often portraying Democratic leaders intent on paving the way for Clinton's nomination for president.

The proposed legislation, also co-authored by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, would also task the commission with investigating the similar hacking of Colin Powell's emails and the security of voting systems in Arizona, Illinois and Florida. Investigating the creation and promotion of so-called "fake news" sites peddling disinformation about Clinton and other Democratic officials would also be under the purview of the commission.

4 comments:

  1. By MW:

    The very first commission we should set up would be one to investigate the competence, intelligence, and integrity of each of our highest ranking public officials so as to determine which ones are scumbags and/or severely mentally retarded.

    For instance Dianne Feinstein, and who is a graduate of Stanford University, and which is one of the very "top" five colleges and universities for producing phonies, parasites, scam artists, white collar criminals, crooked lawyers, professional pathological liars, and bloodsucking leeches, definitely "knew" that Bill Clinton had not had sex with Monica Lewinsky, since Clinton had told her he not.

    And then there was the organized crime, embezzling, money laundering and kidnapping ring that pretended to be a real and legitimate law firm that Feinstein "knew" was a real law firm, since one of the pathological liars with a law license in that so called "law" firm told Feinstein it had acted legitimately in actions related to a world famous incident.

    And the above two items are hardly the only instances of Feinstein engaging in the types of nonsense so totally ridiculous, that therefore if a ten year old child had made the same statements, I would have assumed the young child was severely mentally retarded.

    In other words if Feinstein is going to insist she is not a pathological liar and a scam artist, then we have no choice but to assume that she is a "sophisticated," fancy talking, and "highly educated" sub mental retard, in other words the type of creature that many of our colleges and universities have been mass producing since at least the 1960's.

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  2. By MW:

    But let's expand the inquiry to foreign interference in general. For instance in the last few days there have also been considerable suspicions that the Chinese have been hacking into US law firms, and supposedly to get info related to possible upcoming mergers, since if Large Corporation A and Large Corporation B go through with a merger, it could cause the stock prices of at least one of them to change considerably, so those with secret advance info on planned mergers might possibly make considerable money by having advance info.

    However since most law firms are really nothing more extremely sleazy organized crime rings, and in fact so extremely sleazy that they engage in bookkeeping that they would Bernard Madoff, Al Capone, and Lucky Luciano look like choir boys, if the communications that went on between the lawyers in the typical law firm ever became public, it would be similar to if a detective went looking around in a variety store hoping to find out who had stolen a minor trinket that was worth only one dollar, but then accidentally bumped into the info causing him to figure out who had stolen the Hope diamond.

    NOTE: That kind of thing has happened to me more than once. For instance there was a particular sleazy lawyer who had previously represented an organized crime connected businessman and in a situation in which I had been a whistleblower. So when in a later lawsuit, and representing a different client, she then put on far and away the stupidest and most erratic performance I had ever heard of a lawyer engaging in, I therefore paid far more attention to her performance than if I had not already been aware of her existence.

    So I checked her out, found that a former roommate and lover of hers had previously accused her of being an extreme drug addict and also a suicidal and homicidal maniac, so I then did a little bit of addtl research, and as a result found out that lawyers have far and away the highest rates of alcoholism and drug addiction of any major profession.

    SO ANYTIME A LAWYER TRIES TO FEED YOU THE STANDARD LAWYER's LIES AND GARBAGE, JUST MENTION TO THAT LAWYER THAT YOU KNOW: ONE, LAWYERS HAVE FAR AND AWAY THE HIGHEST RATES OF ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE OF ANY MAJOR PROFESSION; AND TWO, THE CALIFORNIA STATE BAR HAS A SECRET SYSTEM OF TWO SETS OF BOOKS SO AS TO KEEP A LOT OF LAWYERS OUT OF THE PRISON CELLS THEY SHOULD BE IN.

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  3. By MW:

    Q: Why are the Democratic Party and the liberals now suddenly accusing a foreign country, in other words Russia, of having hacked into the recent presidential election?

    Aren't there "safeguards" to prevent such a thing from happening!!! For instance in the past whenever the Republican Party accused the Democrats of having won elections by having engaged in massive vote fraud, the liberals and the DP "proved" that such a thing was "impossible," since there are "safeguards" to prevent such a thing.

    In fact, we have "safeguards," and which all sub mental retards "know" are "extremely effective," to prevent all sorts of things.

    To name just a few, it would have been "impossible" for Bernard Madoff to have run a huge Ponzi scheme, and in fact for decades, since there were "safeguards" to "prevent" it.

    Or you can look up the name "Paul Powell" in Wikipedia, and who was one of the very sleaziest politicians in Illinois history, and learn about a few of the scams, embezzling, and money laundering schemes he engaged in for decades, and while "safeguards" were in place to prevent such a thing from happening.

    Or to give just one local example, it would have been "impossible" for the Oakland Fire Department, and which includes employees whose total annual compensation exceeds 300K per year, to have missed serious health, fire, and safety code violations related to the Ghost Ship warehouse, and in fact for decades, that any ten year old child with an IQ higher than his shoe size would have instantly noticed, since I am absolutely one hundred percent sure that the Oakland Fire Dept has "safeguards" to prevent anyone staying employed by it who is world class stupid, extremely lazy, a world class drunk, or inclined to do "favors," and including allowing major safety violations to slide, for friends.

    Does USA now stand for the Union of "Safeguards" and Arrangers!!!

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