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Russian Hackers: Snowflakes, And The Future of the United States

Russia - HackingWhat's Going On: Today 538 electors will meet in their respective state capitals to cast their votes for the next President of the United States. Over the last few days Democrats have been pushing to have this vote delayed. They argue electors should be briefed on allegations made by the Director of National Intelligence in October regarding Russia's attempts to influence the election. Of course, the vote will occur on schedule, and there will be no delay. Those votes will be opened and counted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 in a joint session of the Congress and Senate, and the results will be announced by Vice President Joe Biden, as the President of the Senate. And as expected, Donald Trump will be announced as the next President of the United States.

Russia and Putin: Everyone spent all weekend talking about whether or not Russia was directly behind the hacking of the DNC. The Democrats are trying to create a "hail Mary" scenario by shifting the blame for their failure to elect Hillary Clinton to Putin, and hopefully convincing 37 electors to switch their vote to anyone but Trump. Here's our analysis of these events.

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF):

All of the articles on this website will contain a strategic analysis of daily events, in this general format. You can expect a couple of short paragraphs to describe what's going on. Then we put the "bottom line up front" so you can quickly scan the list of bullet items and see the conclusions. Finally you can open the main article to read the details of you're so inclined.

  • There's a general consensus Russia was behind the hacks of the DNC and other targets.
  • The details of the intelligence reports are highly classified, and should not be made public.
  • Russia has the technological capability to carry out such an attack, and then some...
  • The United States and practically every other modern country has exerted their influence on foreign nations throughout history.
  • Fake News almost certainly changed votes - on both sides.
  • The facts contained within the stolen emails are true, regardless of their source.