Overlooked: More Proof Russia Hacked Ballots

NBC NEWS: “The U.S. official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking says the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.”

We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.

— Jeanette Manfra, head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security.

Dear Leader Wants A Parade

Washington Post: “President Trump’s vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality in the Pentagon and White House, where officials say they have begun to plan a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America’s armed forces. … American shows of military strength don’t come cheap. The cost of shipping Abrams tanks and high-tech hardware to Washington could run in the millions, and military officials said it was unclear how they would pay for it.”

I don’t think there’s a lack of love and respect for our armed forces in the United States. What are they going to do, stand there while Donald Trump waves at them? It smacks of something you see in a totalitarian country — unless there’s a genuine, earnest reason to be doing it.

— Historian Doug Brinkley