Senator Bill Nelson, the Democratic Senator from Florida, managed to leak out some classified information to NBC. The senior Senator from Florida let it be known that the Russians had had some success in penetrating the election boards in some counties in Florida. Everybody has probably thought that the Russians would penetrate somewhere so why is that a problem? If the Russians know that we know, then they can figure out how they got caught and then take measures to avoid detection in their next attempt. This was just thoughtlessness on the part of Senator Nelson and he should be reprimanded for doing so.
As Written and Reported By John Sexton for Hot Air:
Wednesday I wrote about Sen. Bill Nelson’s recent comment that the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about.” Nelson’s rival in the Florida Senate race, Governor Rick Scott said at the time, “Did Nelson illegally release some classified information? Or did he make this charge of Russian penetration up?” Today, NBC News reports the answer is the former, i.e. Nelson leaked some classified information:
NBC’s sources declined to provide the exact details of what Nelson was attempting to describe, because they remain classified. They said Nelson was talking about intelligence related to ongoing repercussions stemming from a 2016 hack of a Florida elections vendor, VR Systems, based in Tallahassee…
The sources say Nelson was not supposed to speak publicly about the……
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