J. E. Dyer has a thought provoking post over at Liberty Unyielding examining President Trump’s response to the election irregularities in various states. She divides what she believes is happening into a main effort (exposing the fraud to the public), a visible supporting effort (the lawsuits), and a less visible but key supporting effort (uncovering evidence). It’s that third part that is interesting.
In January, 2017, the last month of the Obama administration, voting systems were added to the list of “critical national infrastructure” to be protected by the Department of Homeland Security. In 2018, President Trump issued Executive Order 13848 designating foreign threats to voting systems as a national security concern.
And the effect of the E.O. was to articulate the national security justification for the means of surveillance to monitor and track what was being done with the implicated voting infrastructure. In other words, whether the analysts were at Homeland Security (chartered with monitoring critical infrastructure), the FBI, Treasury, or even – for the foreign-power aspect of the problem – at CIA, they had presidential authority to pull trons and go to town.
If we know anything about Trump, we may reasonably guess that he’s had someone he trusts at the NSC level watching over the effort. The result could well be a devastating exposure of far more individuals in the U.S., as well as foreign operators, than anyone would imagine. It is by no means beyond the realm of possibility that many Democrats and even some Republicans, including elected officials, are on the list.
Yes, the next couple of months will be interesting. Read the whole thing.