Apprehension regarding election meddling in the United States continues to mount, according to new reports.
The Latest Updates Regarding Election Hacking
Concerns regarding outside interference in United States elections have maintained as an important subject matter in politics. Earlier today, Estuardo Rodriguez, a Democratic strategist, stated that the nation’s government will need to find a solution very soon. Rodriguez shared his thoughts with Hill.TV and his commentary reads as follows:
“There’s going to be a breaking point where our government has to decide at what level is hacking beyond the national threat and an actual attack.”
Rodriguez moreover stressed the need for the United States government to “decide how to take that on and how to respond to that.”
The Backstory and Additional Details
Reports of outside interference in Americans elections have carried on for quite some time. Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis alleged that Russians meddled in November’s midterm elections; the most recent election resulted in Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives, while Republicans preserved their majority in the Senate.
Earlier this week, members of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) claimed that someone managed to gain unauthorized access to their emails. Right now, the breach is under an investigation. At this time, the authorities are also referring to the perpetrator as an “unknown entity.”
Robert Mueller’s Ongoing Russia Investigation
The ongoing Russia probe also serves as another viable segment of concerns regarding foreign interference in elections. Special counsel Robert Mueller is still looking into whether or not President Trump colluded with the Russian government in order to win the 2016 election. The president, for his part, has denied allegations of collusion; on multiple occasions, he has also dismissed the investigation as politically motivated and as a “hoax.”
Mueller’s investigation has resulted in multiple indictments. Earlier this year, 11 Russian officials faced charges of conspiracy to hack into various Democratic networks. Moreover, the president has strongly censured the DNC for facing the aforementioned breaches; Trump maintains that Republicans have stronger defenses in place to protect themselves from such hacks.
At this time, investigations into foreign interference in United States elections remains ongoing.