On Monday, Phil Mudd shamed Russian intelligence, in light of a New York Times report that revealed they specifically targeted Africans Americans and other minority groups in the 2016 elections.
During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Mudd said that the Russians were not just attacking the Africans American vote, but sought to influence America’s culture.
“If you look at the sophistication of the operation, some of it, I’m not a political expert, but even as an average American, I’m looking at this saying this is voter suppression,” he said.
Mudd explained, “This is a way to both energize people who support the president and also discourage people who don’t potentially support this president. This is a very sophisticated, huge effort to say, ‘how do we stop people from voting in America?'”
He then explained that “Russian’s thousands of miles away” are studying America day-by-day. Mudd called the Russian operation “audacious.”
“They are not trying to change elections, they are trying to change America,” he said.
Watch the interview below via CNN.
Lindsey Graham announces embattled Sen. Joni Ernst will vote for whomever Trump nominates to replace RBG
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday announced that GOP members of the body would be united in voting for whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The nominee’s going to be supported by every Republican in the Judiciary Committee," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, as reported by The Washington Post's Aaron Blake.
If Graham is correct, that would mean that Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) would be backing the nomination, despite trailing Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield.
Here’s the doomsday scenario in Pennsylvania that could cost Joe Biden the election
On Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer walked through a potential voter error that could cost Joe Biden Pennsylvania — the exclusion of so-called "naked ballots," or mail-in ballots that aren't properly sealed in two layers of envelopes.
"The state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state that’s seen as increasingly likely to determine who wins the White House, last week ordered officials to throw out 'naked ballots' — mail ballots that arrive without inner 'secrecy envelopes,'" reported Jonathan Lai. "Pennsylvania uses a two-envelope mail ballot system: A completed ballot goes into a 'secrecy envelope' that has no identifying information, and then into a larger mailing envelope that the voter signs."
Likely top Trump SCOTUS choice – a right wing religious extremist – was at the White House today
President Donald Trump's current top choice to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited the White House on Monday.
Reporters including CNN Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta say Judge Amy Coney Barrett visited the White House today.
Top contender for SCOTUS pick, Amy Coney Barrett was at WH today, we've confirmed.