They want $300 million to combat “Russian influence on the polls” because Russian bots are such a threat.
Conservatives who comment on almost anything on social media are being accused now of being Russian bots. According to Adam Schiff, internet promotion of the Second Amendment is a Russian ploy:
So if the Democrats get hundreds of millions of dollars to “fight foreign efforts” to hack our elections, they’re basically going to use our own taxes to defeat Constitutional conservatives and promote DNC propaganda. Remember, they claim the Russians engaged in “information warfare.” So this call for financing is basically going to be a DNC campaign slush fund.
Reuters reports, “Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering.”
U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls.
Citing warnings from intelligence agencies that Russia is trying to influence the upcoming vote, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asked that the additional funds be included in a bill to fund the government which Congress aims to pass by March 23.
“This additional funding should be targeted to ensure the resources and manpower to counter the influence of hostile foreign actors operating in the U.S., especially Russian operatives operating on our social media platforms,” Schumer, Pelosi and the top Democrats on the Senate and House Appropriations Committees wrote in a letter.
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