FBI Investigating Russian News Agency over 2016 Elections

When I was a kid, I was digging a hole in the field near our home. My dad asked what I was looking for and I told him I was looking to see whatever I could find. He laughed told me that If I kept digging, I might find China or Russia.

I can’t help but think of that experience as I read more and more about the FBI and special counsel probes into possible Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

What everyone needs to be asking is if Russian hacking or interference is such a big deal, then why didn’t Obama and his administration do anything to stop it when they learned about months before the November election? Shouldn’t they have taken some action then Why was it only a big deal after Trump won and not before?

The FBI is investigating a Russian government-backed news agency to see if it spread Kremlin propaganda during the 2016 presidential election, according to a report on Monday.

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Federal agents have obtained a thumb drive that contains thousands of internal email and documents from Sputnik, materials that could be used to determine if the news agency played a role in Moscow’s “influence campaign” during the election, Yahoo News reported.

A former White House correspondent for the news agency told the website that he turned over the emails to the FBI and was questioned by an agent and a Justice Department lawyer for more than two hours on Sept. 1.

It was interesting to hear former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon say that he believes Trump’s firing of then FBI Director James Comey was his biggest mistake. Bannon also said that had Trump not fired Comey, there probably would not be a special counsel investigation with Robert Mueller heading the Trump hatchet job.





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