There is little doubt by now that Russian elements hacked our election system. For better of for worse it should at the very least be concerning for anyone. AZ Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) however, seems to believe this was a public service performed by the Russians to help defeat Hillary Clinton in last November’s election.
In an interview with MSNBC, Representative Franks (R-AZ) said:
The bottom line is if they succeeded, if Russia succeeded in giving the American people information that was accurate, then they merely did what the media should have done.
The comments came just before the Obama Administration announced sanctions against Russia for the alleged hacking.
Rep Franks:"If Russia succeeded in giving…info that was accurate…they merely did what the media should've done" https://t.co/NSZqUJz81Q
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) December 29, 2016
For his part, President-Elect Trump has stated very plainly:
“I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind the security we need.
Does this perhaps suggest regulations on the internet, computing and mobile devices coming from the new administration? And will a very Conservative Trent Franks support such measures? Time will tell.