Somewhere lost in President Donald Trump’s victory lap chanting “no collusion,” is that special counsel Robert Mueller proved that Russia did interfere with the 2016 elections. In a Sunday tweet, CNN host Jake Tapper wondered what leaders plan to do to fix it and prevent it from ever happening again.
Tapper was referring to a tweet from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who tweeted, in all capital letters, that there were “multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.” Whether or not Mueller found enough evidence to implicate the president, he did find enough evidence that Russia did whatever they could to assist the Trump campaign and lead them to victory in 2016.
“Not an unimportant emphasis — the Russians tried and they were, per Mueller, behind the hacks and serious campaigns of election interference,” Tapper tweeted. “What more will US leaders do to prevent that from happening again?”
Not an unimportant emphasis — the Russians tried and they were, per Mueller, behind the hacks and serious campaigns of election interference. What more will US leaders do to prevent that from happening again? https://t.co/iabEtQZUab
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 25, 2019
All US intelligence agencies found that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election, but the president refused to believe it. Trump and the previously Republican House and Senate have extensively cut funding to election protection. Several Democrats had attempts at hacking their operations during the 2018 mid-term elections.
When Florida approached the Department of Homeland Security for help with their election systems having problems, they were told DHS would get back to them.