NSA installing software that gives feds access to Trump, Sanders campaign computers
MAY 20, 2016
By simple fiat, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper has designated the computer systems and networks used by the top three presidential campaigns as being of “national security interest.”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI have directed the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump to accede to the dictates of the national security state to protect their computer systems from unnamed “foreign hackers.”
The national security state, of which Clapper is now the titular chief, has directed the DHS and FBI to tighten the security of the campaigns’ computers against “cyber intruders.”
This, of course, presumes the FBI and DHS, the latter acting on behalf of the National Security Agency, will not install software that will give the national security state “man-in-the-middle” access to all the emails and web transactions conducted by the candidates and their staffs.
The DNI, DHS, and FBI, by federalizing any computer intrusions of presidential campaign computers, has also federalized all computer intrusions of campaign information technology assets, something that has always been handled under state laws.
Now, political opposition research computer intrusions have been kicked up to the level of a federal national security-related crime.