“Depressingly, the Obama admin decided to keep a lid on most of what it knew so as not to undermine the public's confidence in the integrity of the election, even though those same people..knew that the integrity of the election was...up for grabs.” 1/ https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a55603/russia-hack-voting-totals/
“Illinois became Patient Zero in the government's probe, eventually leading investigators to a hacking pandemic that touched four out of every five U.S. states.” 2/
“Using evidence from the Illinois computer banks, federal agents were able to develop digital "signatures" -- among them, Internet Protocol addresses used by the attackers -- to spot the hackers at work.” 3/
“The signatures were then sent through Homeland Security alerts and other means to every state. Thirty-seven states reported finding traces of the hackers in various systems, according to one of the people familiar with the probe.” 4/
“In two others -- Florida and California -- those traces were found in systems run by a private contractor managing critical election systems.” (HOW DID I MISS THIS?!) 5/
You can follow @jennycohn1.
Tip: mention @twtextapp on a Twitter thread with the keyword “unroll” to get a link to it.

Latest Threads Unrolled: