Leaked Obama Plan To Fight Election-Day Meddling Included 'Martial Law'

Former US President Barack Obama has been criticized by both Republicans and fellow Democrats for withholding information about Russia’s alleged interference in the US presidential election – criticism that has only intensified since President Donald Trump triumphed over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November election.

Now, in yet another troubling sign that the Obama administration believed outside hacking groups posed a significant threat to the election, Time magazine reports that his administration had devised a detailed plan to fend off any cyberattaks that sought to falsify vote totals during the election. Obama has been criticized for not informing the American people about hacking attemps allegedly carried out by Russia-linked groups for fear of “rocking the boat” and damaging Clinton’s chances of victory.

Obama and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice

The 15-page plan, a copy of which was obtained by Time, stipulates that “in almost all potential cases of malicious cyber activity impacting election infrastructure, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments,” the governments would have primary jurisdiction to respond.

And if an attack were launched, the White House had several “enhanced procedures” it had prepared to fight back against the attackers.

The document “establishes the federal response plan for a cyber incident that is (or a group of related cyber incidents that together are) likely to result in demonstrable impact to election infrastructure during the 2016 United States presidential election. Furthermore, Obama's plan appears to include contongencies for martial law...

"Though the plan emphasized the vital role that local authorities would play in combating the hackers, clarifying that they would have primary jurisdiction during an attack, it noted that for the deployment of “armed federal law enforcement agents” who would be deployed to polling places if hackers managed to halt voting.


It also foresaw the deployment of “Active and Reserve" military forces and members of the National Guard “upon a request from a federal agency and the direction of the Secretary of Defense or the President.”

The plan also authorized the creation of the federal “Cyber Response Group,’ which has the authority to form a Cyber Unified Coordination Group to coordinate these activities

The Department of Homeland Security established a committee to coordinate a response to any attempted election hacking. The group includes seven additional agencies on top of the FBI. They are:

  • DHS, National Protection and Programs Directorate.
  • National Association of Secretaries of State
  • State nad Local Election Officials
  • US Election Assistance Commission
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Department of Justice
  • The FBI
  • Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program

Even though Obama had no intention of sharing this information with the public, the report ironically included a subsection outlining the administration’s policy for disclosing information about cyberattacks to the public. In anticipation of an attack, the group would develop integrated public relations guidance that seeks to maintain election infrastructure. The public relations guidance developed by those agencies will be fully coordinated before Nov. 1 2016, with the NSC to ensure that appropriate spokesperson re identified, remarks are fully consistent and joint messages are used in any potential cyber incident.”

On election day, the group set up a national monitoring center at FBI headquarters. The command center, which operated between 6 am and midnight, served as the launchpad for any counterattacks.

By Election Day, with widespread coverage of Russian hacking and then-candidate Donald Trump’s assertions that the vote would be rigged against him, Gallup found that only 30% of Americans had faith in the honesty of elections, while 69% did not.

Since news first broke that Russian-backed hackers had tried to infiltrate voting systems in 21 states, several notable Democrats – House intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff among them - have criticized Obama’s unwillingness to disclose the information to the public.

First it was Susan Rice illegally ‘unmasking” Trump associates to try and create some illusory heft behind the allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the election in Trump’s favor. Then the public was informed about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with former President Bill Clinton and an investigation was launched. Today, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein suggested that former FBI Director James Comey’s decision to leak his memo about a meeting between himself and President Trump - the one in which the president appeared to lean on his top cop to drop the bureau’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn - was improper.

This, combined with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s announcement that he’s examining Trump’s finances as the next step in his investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, begs the question: When will Congress and the FBI switch gears and investigate the DNC?

Read the report in full below:

354227068 Russia Hacking President Obama s Previously Undisclosed Election Day Plan by zerohedge on Scribd




Anteater Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:22 Permalink

'... to try and create some illusory heft behind the allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the election...'Uhh, sorry to tell you, but Donald Jr admitted that they did just that."We conspired to meeting with Russian intelligence assets to buy'highly classified sensitive materials' to use against an electedFederal official, in order to defraud the national elections process."Trump-Kushner are down with a martial law plan, if Donald Jr and Jared get indicted.But chances of that, though, are about the same as BTC to $500,000. Eat dick MAGA!

blueyefinity@y… (not verified) InjectTheVenom Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:26 Permalink

He really thought Cankles will bag the elections with his imported aliens, that's why he didn't go through with the martial law.Bad bet. The wetbacks risked their asses for her only in some sanctuary cities.#ObamaForGuantanamoWould You Like To Steal 128 Million Dollars?http://dailywesterner.com/news/would-you-like-to-steal-128-million-doll…

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JamesBond Art Van Delay (not verified) Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:10 Permalink

I believed the deep state would pull a few voting precinct terrorist attacks and send the election to the SCOTUS. But shit, they had this Russian gig up their sleeve! I wonder if they got snookered by the polling scam from the MSM and so decided to hold back. What a fucking joke it was to see the election slip away due to the electoral college. LOL

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SybilDefense Georgiabelle Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:55 Permalink

All this "Russian hacking" is based on a few interjected lines of code written as if a Russian programmer would have done it.  If it was the Rooskies wanting to disrupt our elections, wouldn't they make it appear as if someone more vested in the outcome (Oh, like the DNC?) was writing it, therefore causing the termoil created by CNN and the Obama 'ministration?  These inaqueous lines between the real or actually effective coding read like: hack the vote / I'm a Russian / hack the vote / hello... I'm a Russian here!  / hack the vote / hack the vote / didn't you hear me? RUSHIAN (sp?) / hack / hack / Russia / hack <enter>Doesn't it say that we as Americans, are required to maintain a malitia of our own? Or has that been illegalized now a days in lieu of using our own military on US soil (agin' us!)Let's not forget the Bensenson Report prepared for the DNC as an emergency plan if Trump were to appear to be winning: it rates options like 1) "Red Dawn" Russian attack from Canadian border, 2) creating (via BLM) civil unrest 3)create the threat of nuclear war 4) unnatural disaster (financial crash).... All the way to 7) Project Bluebeam: project holographic images of Aliens in the sky to cause mass hysteria and the necessity for Martial law (and free psychotropic drugs for all), in effect canceling the election and allowing Obama to remain in power until the handoff to Hillary.  Supposedly #7 was the option of choice because no one would believe it was the Russians, BLM "darkies" are not to be trusted and #7 allowed the creation of more snowflakes through rampant pharmaceuticals disguised as helpful anti anxiety drugs.Boy am I glad they really didn't try any of those. I was afraid because the Aliens were being gathered up in the sancty-cities.  I guess none of them wanted to have their picture taken for the sky projector.Now about that malitia, you know.  The one that's in the constitution. C-o-n-s-t-i-t.... Oh that's right, that's gone too.  Never mind

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GUS100CORRINA aloha_snakbar Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:21 Permalink

Leaked Obama Plan To Fight Election-Day Meddling Included 'Martial Law'My response: I knew in my heart and by OBAMA's behavior that he was up to NO GOOD. This GUY is DANGEROUS, he is a COMMUNIST, he is a DESPOT with a REPROBATE MIND, he is a MURDERER, he is a THEIF and he is a LIAR.In fact, if you want to read about OBAMA and a majority of his WH CLAN, below is the text that describes these people perfectly.OBAMA and his WH CLAN --> Galatians 5:18-21 (NIV) and John 8:4419 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. ====44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

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caconhma Anteater Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:19 Permalink

American People have right to know the truth about their electing officials. Criminals, traitors, and foreign agents MUST be Exposed, prosecuted, and executed! This is the solemn duty of every American citizen!What is Trump afraid of? To tell American people the Truth who these elected officials really are is Trump responsibility. It is his job!

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Beam Me Up Scotty Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:18 Permalink

Oh FFS, PAPER BALLOTS CANNOT BE HACKED!!!  Keep it Simple STUPID!!!  Put a damn X next to your vote, and stuff it into the counter.  The Russians can't hack that shit.  Of course, neither can the DNC, or the RNC, or TPTB!!

Stormtrooper Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:22 Permalink

Hmmm!  Can't seem to find "martial law" anywhere in the Constitution.  Maybe my word find isn't working right.If Obammy would have followed thru on this, the civil war would be raging in the streets right now.

grunk Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:28 Permalink

Obama leaked the 15 page report to Time to make it look like he was on top of the hacking situation.One big piece of crap reporting.