department of homeland security

Video: US troops occupy Washington DC in massive show of force

Days after a pro-Trump riot in the US Capitol, Max Blumenthal headed to DC’s “Red Zone” to report on the occupation of Washington DC by 28,000 National Guard soldiers On the periphery of DC’s heavily militarized Red Zone, Blumenthal spoke to local residents about the militarization of the nation’s capital and examined some of the public relations stunts deployed to generate public support for the unprecedented military show of force.

How DHS and FBI officials spun a dubious Russian election threat days before voting

A Department of Homeland Security election alert spawning new Russia fears was so incoherent and inconsistent with previous findings, it suggested a state of political panic inside the agency. Just days before the 2020 election the bureaucratic forces behind the original claim of Russian hacking of state election-related websites in 2016 launched a new drive to spawn fears of Moscow-made political chaos in the wake of the voting. The new narrative was not consistent with information previously published by the […]

Dark web voter database report casts new doubts on Russian election hack narrative

A new report showing that US state-level voter databases were publicly available calls into question the narrative that Russian intelligence “targeted” US state election-related websites in 2016. A September 1 report in the Moscow daily Kommersant on a “dark web” site offering a database of personal information on millions of registered American voters undermines one of the central themes of the Russia hysteria pervading US politics. Democratic politicians and corporate media pundits have long accepted it as fact that Russian intelligence […]