France Thinks Russia Interfering in Their Election

Congress is still investigating reports that Russia interfered with the US elections. They have been charged with hacking into the Democratic National Committee computers and possibly into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Liberal would love nothing more than to blame Donald Trump’s Electoral College victory on the Russians and then try to take legal action to reverse the presidential results. Now, similar allegations of Russian hacking and interference of the upcoming elections in France.

It feels a bit like déjà vu.

As lawmakers and the U.S. intelligence community continue to investigate claims of Russian interference in last year’s election, France has been hit with a slew of hacking attempts and fake news reports ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote. And these hacking attempts and fake news stories appear eerily reminiscent to what happened across the Atlantic last fall.

For weeks, state-funded Russian news agencies like Sputnik and RT have published in French stories of questionable validity – one positing that scandal-plagued, but Kremlin-friendly conservative candidate François Fillon had made a remarkable recovery in opinion polls (the onetime favorite is actually tied for third place), while another suggested that liberal front-runner Emmanuel Macron was a “U.S. agent lobbying banks’ interests” and a closeted homosexual supported by a “very rich gay lobby.”

It would not be surprising to find out that Russia, China, North Korea or other hostile nations would be trying to use computer hacking to interfere with the elections in many countries like the United States and France. If that is proven, then I feel that the US has grounds to launch a serious cyber-attack to cripple the Russian government.

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