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The Latest (Weekend Edition) – Friday, October 23

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For those who don’t recall the incident with Steve Carrillo in California, there is a new development in it.

Steven Carrillo was a US Air Force counter-terrorism expert who murdered TWO Americans, a federal officer & a police officer, in California. I have a thread on that:

And now this:

Boogaloo Bois fired on Minneapolis police precinct, shouted ‘Justice for Floyd’

Feds say Ivan Harrison Hunter helped burn and loot the Third Precinct building as part of a coordinated attack from the far-right group trying to ignite an American civil war.

Turns out this Hunter guy was in direct contact and coordination with Carrillo.

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Republicans not voting for Trump -
Sen Romney
Gov Hogan - MD
Gov. Charlie Baker - MA
John Bolton - Former Nati Security Advisor
Gen McCraven -

R’s Voting for BIden
Colin Powell
Carlie Fiorina
John Kasich - former Gov Ohio
Rick Snyder - former Gov. MI
Jeff Flak - former Sen AZ
Miles Taylor - Former HHS Chief of Staff
Tom Ridge - former Gov PA
Condy McCain
Marc Racicot - former Gov MT
Michael Steele - Fomer RNC chair

Not clear
Sen Murkowski AK
Sen Collins

Undecided publicaly, but skeptical
George W Bush
Jeb Bush
Gen Mattis
Gen Kelly

From Axios

Vermont governor says debate reaffirmed why he’s not voting for Trump

From CNN’s Gregory Lemos

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott told reporters Friday that even though last night’s debate was better than the first, he is still not planning to vote for President Trump.

“I want to again reinforce the fact that I am not voting for President Trump,” said Scott, a Republican. “Who I am going to vote for, who I am going to write in, or vote for has yet to be determined.”

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Here’s an instance of attack on electoral systems - in Louisiana, which was averted with help of the LA National Guard. They use malware and seek funds after they shut down systems.

The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

The situation in Louisiana follows a similar case in Washington state, according to a cybersecurity consultant familiar with the matter, where hackers infected some government offices with a type of malware known for deploying ransomware, which locks up systems and demands payment to regain access.

Senior U.S. security officials have warned here since at least 2019 that ransomware poses a risk to the U.S. election, namely that an attack against certain state government offices around the election could disrupt systems needed to administer aspects of the vote.

It is unclear if the hackers sought to target systems tied to the election in Louisiana or were simply hoping for a payday. Yet the attacks raised alarms because of the potential harm it could have led to and due to evidence suggesting a sophisticated hacking group was involved.

Experts investigating the Louisiana incidents found a tool used by the hackers that was previously linked to a group associated with the North Korean government, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

That tool was described to Reuters as a remote access trojan, or RAT, used to infiltrate computer networks. But cybersecurity analysts who have examined this RAT - known as “KimJongRat” - say some of its code had been publicized in a computer virus repository, where hackers could copy it; making attribution to North Korea less certain.


Sen Murkowski is not helping matters…she will vote against cloture. Slow it down…but yes on her nomination.

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Obama in FL eviscerating T.

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