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Senator Threatens Russia

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) issued a harsh warning to Russia if they attempt to interfere with the upcoming 2018 elections stating, “there will be hell to pay.”

Rounds said, “[Russia] did their best to influence the 2016 elections,”

“But there’s a difference between putting out lots of propaganda, which they did, and using the Internet to disseminate it, which they did. In order to get it on lots of different websites, they used what they call bots. …  So they put out misinformation, used the bots to promote them to get them up into the social media networks, and from there, they could then influence the American people and what they saw on social media, which then drew the attention of the media.”

“We have to have the ability to keep track of and to prove to people that these are honest elections and that an outside power didn’t do it. Part of the way we do that is to let the Russians know that if they mess with this stuff there will be hell to pay!”


  • ADBDAB

    why don’t you start with obama, hillary, lynch, lerner and holden>

    • Steven Earle

      Very good point.

  • Paul

    Ok tough guy. Were you around in 2014? What did you do then gnash your teeth and shake your head with spittle flying everywhere? Or were you clueless like Barry o.

  • Richard Gieser

    Honest elections? The DNC tells us otherwise.
    Congress needs to do their job and investigate voter fraud in the U.S. particularly voting by non-Citizens mostly by democrats.

    • David Whalen

      Grow a working brain. DISGUSTING TRUMPTURD IDIOT!!!

      • Karen

        Sounds like the TRUTH hurts! AW!

      • Richard Gieser

        I’m terribly sorry, David, but if you don’t already have one I can’t help you to grow one.

      • John

        Your brain seems just as dirty as your mouth.

  • margaret

    The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA has meddled in about every country’s elections. THIS IS A DO AS I SAY AND NOT AS I DO. The dumbocrats allowed millions of illegals to vote in elections . THIS IS WHY THEY FIGHT ANY TYPE OF VOTER I.D. THE LIBERAL DUMOCRATS WILL NEVER ALLOW AN INVESTIGATION INTO VOTER FRAUD BECAUSE IT BENEFITS THEM. IF IT BENEFITED REPUBLICANS THEY WOULD BE HABING A MAJOR FIT AND IT WOULD BE ALL OVER THE NEWS. CHECK JUDICIAL WATCH FOR THE FACTS.

    • Steven Earle

      Right but kind of off subject isn’t it?

      • Richard Gieser

        Here is a line from the above article.
        “We have to have the ability to keep track of and to prove to people that these are honest elections and that an outside power didn’t do it.

        • Steven Earle

          Agree though I’m thinking his wording of “hell to pay” sounds a bit to much like saber rattling. Some stupid Dems are already comparing this BS to Pearl Harbor and 9-11. Those things resulted in shooting wars. Congress has already passed a sanctions bill against Russia that’s what Pols should be referencing. That message would not be misunderstood by Putin. It would also be a reasonable response. We need to stay focused on the main problem, Democrats coulding with the Russians to frame Trump for what thay were doing, not Trump. Hillary, Comey, et.all need to be put in jail.

    • David Whalen

      YOU ARE JUST ANOTHER DISGUSTING BRAINWASHED TRUMPTURD IDIOT!!!

      • Karen

        I know the truth hurts! You just need to take your pain meds and drink some more kool aide!

      • Richard Gieser

        Copy and paste, repeat.

  • cabin cowboy

    While I don’t think there is much a state senator can do to punish Russia for messing with the internet, I do think we can do something to detect and prevent internet invasions. While it’s not feasible to control the internet or it’s content we should at least be able to prevent attacks or hacking into government websites, military websites, national defense, or similar areas that should, (must), be secure.

  • Paul

    SENile Rounds, then take up a gun and go to Russia and fight to the last man! As your soon going to be the only one left supporting this lie, and let us know how you get on, or shut up and give your seat to one who doesn’t prefer to expound and believe un-evidenced lies. Silly war mongering man.

    • Steven Earle

      Though this guy is obviously looking for his name in the paper I don’t think he’s talking about a shooting war, that would be stupid of him. Plenty of Politicians are milking this issue. One Dem is saying it’s akin to Pearl Harbor another to 9-11. Both over reactions but we should make it clear to Putin that if they mess with us we’ll mess with them.

      • Paul

        I agree however I have only seen evidence of us surrounding Russia, and our CIA et al causing coop’s and messing with elections, we havn’t been saints certainly since Slavery days, no wonder the world is becoming enraged, all of which is exposed now with alternate Media.

        • Steven Earle

          Yup, during the cold war we did what we needed to do. Some carry over? Sure but would you rather be perfect saints in chains or imperfect but free?

  • Joe Pewter

    fu/kin foolish grandstanding stupidity..ya should of been critical of the fraudulant mueller investigation garbage…coward is all talk a punk…. Real USA Army Vet here…GOT IT

    • David Whalen

      REAL DISGUSTING BRAIN DEAD TRUMPTURD IDIOT ARMY VET!!!

    • Steven Earle

      All else here aside Mueller needs to be investigated not doing the investigating. He’s as deep in the corruption as the rest of them, he started the liberalization of the FBI stacking it with leftist admins doing the bidding of Obama and Clintons.

  • Steven Earle

    Congress has already passed a Russian sanctions bill we just need the President to implement it. If anyone thinks by doing it now will just make Russia interference more intense think again they will become more intense whether or not sanctions are imposed, it’s what Putin does.

  • James

    Attempts by nations to to influence public opinion, politics, & elections in other countries have been ongoing for many years. It is amusing to hear politicians and media figures rail on endlessly on this subject, as if it were something new. When it suits our objectives, U.S. intelligence has done the same in many other countries. Hypocrisy is a subject that most politicians have mastered completely.

  • Dennis W Johnson

    No matter what is said to the Russians, spineless Trump won’t do a thing.

  • John

    Why criticize the Russians for doing the same thing that the U.S. did to other countries at times. The problem is that we have ignorant voters that will vote for the new communist party, democrats. All they can think of is a free ride, and the rich guys will have to pay for it!

  • JOSEPH MORRIS

    ITS LOOKS LIKE THE COMMIECRATS WANT TO START A NUCLEAR WAR WITH RUSSIA!!! HOW STUPID THEY ARE IN WASHINGTON DC!!!! THEY ALL SHOULD BE IN PRISON!!! THEY ARE ALL COMMUINST CONVICTS TO ME!!!!!

    • Richard Gieser

      They are NOT convicts…..yet.

  • Givenr

    A senator threatening the Russians is about as foolish as thinking Russia can influence our election. It’s just part of draining the swamp and dragging away all the carcasses that float, bloated,
    to the top.