I wrote this June 12, 2016:
Now and then I get a spike in my stats from Coatesville Dems Blog from a Russian "Audience". It seems to coincide with posts on domestic terrorism.
There are a few connections between U.S. & Russian extremists. But not of much significance. But could it be people hiding their identity?
I don't know how to or even if I can identify a viewer of my blog.
The countries where my blog is viewed are under "Audience" in Google Stats. For about 3 months it would be something like, 1636 page views per week - United States and 1600 page views for Ukraine and Russia. The other countries would make up about 100 page views. The page views for Ukraine and Russia dropped like a switch was thrown a few weeks before the election. I’m not sure when the Eastern Bloc stuff began.
AS YOU CAN SEE BY THIS SCREEN SHOT FROM A FEW MOMENTS AGO, OF TODAY'S (GMT) DATA. FORMER SOVIET BLOC NATIONS ARE BACK NEAR THE TOP OF MY PAGE VIEWS BY COUNTRIES.
Why the relationships between Russia and President Elect Trump are so very important at this moment:
"Yet, at least outside of political fiction, there has probably never been a better election for electors to go against what their states’ voters wanted. Recent revelations by the Central Intelligence Agency that Russia actively engaged in this very close election to advantage Trump, and that Russia maintains leverage over him with unreleased information, call into question the legitimacy of a Trump presidency. Add to that Trump’s erratic and destructive behavior over the past month, the fact that nearly three million more voters preferred his opponent to him, his work to undermine relations with China, the fact that he considers his own uninformed opinions about international security superior to the evaluations of the nation’s intelligence agencies, and the near certainty that he’d be in violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause on the day he is sworn in, and you really don’t get a more appropriate opportunity for Republican electors to rethink their states’ choice."
By Seth Masket
Both are poison for any country that wishes to rule itself.
So if we’re serious about being a self-governing republic, we have to demand that President Obama declassify as much intelligence as possible that Russia may have intervened in the 2016 presidential election.
Taking Donald Trump’s position — that we should just ignore the question of Russian hacking and “move on” — would be a disaster.
Relying on a hazy war of leaks from the CIA, FBI, various politicians, and their staff is an equally terrible idea.
A congressional investigation would be somewhat better, but that would take years — like the investigations of the intelligence on Iraq and weapons of mass destruction — and would be fatally compromised by the Democrats’ political timidity and GOP opposition.
The only path forward that makes sense is for Obama to order the release of as much evidence as possible underlying the reported “high confidence” of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia both intervened in the election and did so with the intention of aiding Trump’s candidacy."