Oh, you mean THAT election hacking

THE SHINBONE STAR

Jack Nicholson is starting to smell a rat in “The Departed.”

Reporting on Monday by The Intercept appears to lay out how the Russians penetrated U.S. elections despite their consistent denials.

The reporting itself became a story, of course, with the naming of government contractor Reality Winner (yes, that’s her real name), who was quickly reeled in, but not quickly enough to keep her from pointing to a Top Secret report by the National Security Agency (NSA) from last month.

In that report, the NSA concluded that Russian intelligence “executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing e-mails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election.”

For those of us who smelled a rat from late on the evening of Election Day, the reporting provides bitter relief. If this is true, then there can be no question that…

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