Throughout his presidency, Barack Hussein Obama pretty much did whatever the hell he wanted, the Constitution be damned. But now that Trump is president, he’s draining the swamp and investigating the shady stuff that went on for the past 8 years. And unfortunately for Obama, that means his shady stuff too.
During the election, Obama’s DHS hacked into Georgia state’s election systems that stored voter data. President Trump is now launching an investigation into the incident and the role that Obama played, with Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, John Roth, leading the investigation.
Roth wants to know why the Department of Homeland Security launched 10 unprecedented cyber attacks on the election system of the state of Georgia. Ten days ago Roth notified Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp that the IG was officially “investigating a series of 10 alleged scanning events at the Georgia Secretary of State’s network that may have originated from DHS affiliated IP addresses.”
The investigation indicates that the state of Georgia and Kemp may have been targeted by the outgoing DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson because of Kemp’s vocal criticism of Johnson’s designation of local and state election devices as part of federal critical infrastructure. It should be noted that this move by Johnson gives the federal government effective control over the elections.
Daily Caller reports:
Federal officials have launched an investigation into why the Department of Homeland Security hacked into the Georgia state governmental network, including its election system, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.
John Roth, inspector general for DHS, wants to know why the agency broke protocol on its way to 10 unprecedented attacks on the system overseen by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp — who is also one of the most vocal critics about the Obama administration’s attempt to designate local and state election machinery as part of federal “critical infrastructure.”
A Jan. 17 letter from Roth notified Kemp his office was officially “investigating a series of ten alleged scanning events of the Georgia Secretary of State’s network that may have originated from DHS-affiliated IP addresses.” A firewall in Georgia’s system thwarted each attempt.
Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and Kemp have clashed over a federal government designation of election systems as “critical infrastructure.” Kemp called it “political power play to federalize elections.”
Johnson sparked a firestorm among state-level secretaries of state — Democrat and Republican alike — when he announced Jan. 6, two weeks before leaving office, that he was unilaterally issuing the designation.
If Roth’s investigation shows Johnson or his subordinates deliberately used federal cybersecurity resources to penetrate a state election system in order to pressure a state official over a policy dispute, it could represent a significant scandal for Johnson and for the outgoing Obama administration.
The “scans” are attacks to test security weaknesses in a network. It’s called the electronic equivalent of “rattling doorknobs” to see if they’re unlocked — or on a darker side, to send a message to a recipient.
While the results of this investigation are months away, it is great to see that the Trump administration is turning over every stone to determine and reverse the damage done by extreme left party under Barrack Obama.
Most of Trump’s supporters want to see the corrupt politicians in Washington held accountable for their part in overstepping the sanctity of state sovereignty. It looks like they might just get their way.
H/T [Sarah Palin]