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    Russia Election Interference: Trump State Department Has Spent None of $120 Million Allocated to Fight Russian Meddling

    By Nicole Goodkind On 3/5/18 at 2:19 PM
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    Haven't spent Dollar One. I wonder why? String this treasonous prick up...

    The State Department has spent $0 of its allocated $120 million to fight Russian election meddling, according to a new report by The New York Times.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left the allocated money untouched while expressing doubts that his department could effectively do anything to stop Russia, the report said. “If it’s their intention to interfere, they’re going to find ways to do that,” he said during a Fox News interview last month.
    The Department’s Global Engagement Center, which works to combat Russian propaganda and social media efforts to influence voters through anti-propaganda projects and by boosting pro-democracy voices, has just 23 employees and none of them speak Russian, according to the Times. The center is also unable to hire the staff it needs due to a hiring freeze.
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    Congress allocated $60 million to prevent Russian attacks in late-2016, but Secretary Tillerson took seven months to decide if should spend the money. When he did ask for it, the fiscal year was nearly over and his request was denied, reported the Times. Another $60 million is available this year but the State Department and Department of Defense are once again at an impasse on whether to spend the money.
    The Times report comes just days after Admiral Mike Rogers, who heads the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, told Congress that President Donald Trump had not given him the authority to disrupt Russian election hacking operations where they originate. "They have not paid a price that is sufficient to change their behavior," he said.
    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told Legislators last month that the United States is under attack and that “there should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations.”
    “Despite the unanimous consensus of our intelligence agencies that Russia interfered, continues to interfere, and will continue to interfere in our elections, including those coming up this year, the President has still failed to provide the ‘whole of society’ response that we need in order to address this serious national security threat," Senator Mark Warner, ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Newsweek.
    "This is just a another data point that this administration does not take the threat seriously despite our intelligence agencies sounding the alarm around our preparedness for 2018 elections. The administration has consistently underutilized the State Department despite its potential to mobilize expertise and conduct diplomacy in building alliances and coordinating defenses in confronting this threat,” he continued.
    President Trump meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Getty Images
    President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed his doubt that Russians played a role in influencing the 2016 presidential election. During a February press conference, Trump told reporters that the allegations were “a ruse.” In May 2017, the president justified his firing of former FBI director James Comey by calling Russian interference a hoax. “When I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won,’” he told NBC’s Lester Holt.

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    Good, saved the country 120 mil - imagine what you could do with 120 mil? perhaps turn the water on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    Good, saved the country 120 mil - imagine what you could do with 120 mil? perhaps turn the water on
    Way to admit that you're a lowlife moron too proud and/or too stupid to admit you voted for a traitorous piece of shit, Sey-less. BOTH houses of Congress say sanctions need to be imposed, and he's not a king, you stupid cocksucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    Russia Election Interference: Trump State Department Has Spent None of $120 Million Allocated to Fight Russian Meddling

    By Nicole Goodkind On 3/5/18 at 2:19 PM
    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-putin-...artment-831060
    Haven't spent Dollar One. I wonder why? String this treasonous prick up...

    The State Department has spent $0 of its allocated $120 million to fight Russian election meddling, according to a new report by The New York Times.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left the allocated money untouched while expressing doubts that his department could effectively do anything to stop Russia, the report said. “If it’s their intention to interfere, they’re going to find ways to do that,” he said during a Fox News interview last month.
    The Department’s Global Engagement Center, which works to combat Russian propaganda and social media efforts to influence voters through anti-propaganda projects and by boosting pro-democracy voices, has just 23 employees and none of them speak Russian, according to the Times. The center is also unable to hire the staff it needs due to a hiring freeze.
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    Congress allocated $60 million to prevent Russian attacks in late-2016, but Secretary Tillerson took seven months to decide if should spend the money. When he did ask for it, the fiscal year was nearly over and his request was denied, reported the Times. Another $60 million is available this year but the State Department and Department of Defense are once again at an impasse on whether to spend the money.
    The Times report comes just days after Admiral Mike Rogers, who heads the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, told Congress that President Donald Trump had not given him the authority to disrupt Russian election hacking operations where they originate. "They have not paid a price that is sufficient to change their behavior," he said.
    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told Legislators last month that the United States is under attack and that “there should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations.”
    “Despite the unanimous consensus of our intelligence agencies that Russia interfered, continues to interfere, and will continue to interfere in our elections, including those coming up this year, the President has still failed to provide the ‘whole of society’ response that we need in order to address this serious national security threat," Senator Mark Warner, ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Newsweek.
    "This is just a another data point that this administration does not take the threat seriously despite our intelligence agencies sounding the alarm around our preparedness for 2018 elections. The administration has consistently underutilized the State Department despite its potential to mobilize expertise and conduct diplomacy in building alliances and coordinating defenses in confronting this threat,” he continued.
    President Trump meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Getty Images
    President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed his doubt that Russians played a role in influencing the 2016 presidential election. During a February press conference, Trump told reporters that the allegations were “a ruse.” In May 2017, the president justified his firing of former FBI director James Comey by calling Russian interference a hoax. “When I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won,’” he told NBC’s Lester Holt.

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    He has to save the 120 million that Mueller is wasting + we are 21 trillion in debt....
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    What exactly would you propose that 120 mill be spent on to stop Russians from making fake facebook posts?

    Typical big government waste.

    If Trump could hold 120 mill eight more times from inane big government waste we could save shave 1 trill off the deficit.

    Only 20 trill more to go.
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    U should sue him Flinch for not using it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    Russia Election Interference: Trump State Department Has Spent None of $120 Million Allocated to Fight Russian Meddling

    By Nicole Goodkind On 3/5/18 at 2:19 PM
    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-putin-...artment-831060
    Haven't spent Dollar One. I wonder why? String this treasonous prick up...

    The State Department has spent $0 of its allocated $120 million to fight Russian election meddling, according to a new report by The New York Times.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left the allocated money untouched while expressing doubts that his department could effectively do anything to stop Russia, the report said. “If it’s their intention to interfere, they’re going to find ways to do that,” he said during a Fox News interview last month.
    The Department’s Global Engagement Center, which works to combat Russian propaganda and social media efforts to influence voters through anti-propaganda projects and by boosting pro-democracy voices, has just 23 employees and none of them speak Russian, according to the Times. The center is also unable to hire the staff it needs due to a hiring freeze.
    Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now
    Congress allocated $60 million to prevent Russian attacks in late-2016, but Secretary Tillerson took seven months to decide if should spend the money. When he did ask for it, the fiscal year was nearly over and his request was denied, reported the Times. Another $60 million is available this year but the State Department and Department of Defense are once again at an impasse on whether to spend the money.
    The Times report comes just days after Admiral Mike Rogers, who heads the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, told Congress that President Donald Trump had not given him the authority to disrupt Russian election hacking operations where they originate. "They have not paid a price that is sufficient to change their behavior," he said.
    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told Legislators last month that the United States is under attack and that “there should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations.”
    “Despite the unanimous consensus of our intelligence agencies that Russia interfered, continues to interfere, and will continue to interfere in our elections, including those coming up this year, the President has still failed to provide the ‘whole of society’ response that we need in order to address this serious national security threat," Senator Mark Warner, ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Newsweek.
    "This is just a another data point that this administration does not take the threat seriously despite our intelligence agencies sounding the alarm around our preparedness for 2018 elections. The administration has consistently underutilized the State Department despite its potential to mobilize expertise and conduct diplomacy in building alliances and coordinating defenses in confronting this threat,” he continued.
    President Trump meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Getty Images
    President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed his doubt that Russians played a role in influencing the 2016 presidential election. During a February press conference, Trump told reporters that the allegations were “a ruse.” In May 2017, the president justified his firing of former FBI director James Comey by calling Russian interference a hoax. “When I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won,’” he told NBC’s Lester Holt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelangelo View Post
    What exactly would you propose that 120 mill be spent on to stop Russians from making fake facebook posts?

    Typical big government waste.

    If Trump could hold 120 mill eight more times from inane big government waste we could save shave 1 trill off the deficit.

    Only 20 trill more to go.
    You're not to bright, are you? Every single intelligence/military/law enforcement head who testified in front of Congress recently emphasized that the Russians meddled in 2016, and, all indications are, they intend to try and meddle this year, as well. To that end, 120 million was allocated to Twittler to combat precisely that. Obviously, the hows and whys of the implementation of that would not be made available to the public, so, why the FUCK would you ask such a stupid question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    Good, saved the country 120 mil - imagine what you could do with 120 mil? perhaps turn the water on
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    duuuufeces acts like he doesn't know Obama was President, Obama knew Russia was trying to intervene, Obama did nothing other than help try to spin some nonsense that Trump was involved

    What am I talking about? of course he doesn't know. He brain is a vegetable, no offense to vegetables intended, and he should make sure he avoids Shub (and RT )
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    We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians."
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