Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Mark Of A Leader

What of the things that makes a good leader is to listen to people under you when they voice their concerns.

Before I retired I was a supervisor of technicians and we worked on control systems for power plants and some of them were safety related, if one of my technicians came to me with a safety concern I always let him look into his concerns. First because it is the right thing to do, second there might actually be a problem, third to allay his concerns, fourth it prevents thoughts of a cover-up, that you have something to hide, and fifth to CYA.

In the news the CIA has said that the Russians have tampered with our election to insure a Trump victory and what was our president-elect response?
Did Russian hacking support Trump? Democrats call for hearings
USA Today
By Gregory Korte
December 10, 2016

WASHINGTON — Intelligence officials have already made clear they believe the hacking of Democratic emails was directed by Russia in an attempt to interfere with U.S. elections.

The question now is: Were they actively trying to get Donald Trump elected president?

That important distinction — between causing mayhem in order to sow doubt in the democratic process, versus actually putting a finger on the scale for the Republican candidate — has reignited the debate over the role foreign powers may have played in the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats called for congressional investigations into the hacking on Saturday, the day after President Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review the extent to which Russia and other foreign powers may have influenced presidential elections in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
So what was president-elected transition team response to these allegations?
But President-elect Trump's team continued to downplay claims of foreign interference, even seemingly attacking the intelligence community after the Washington Post reported, based on anonymous sources, that the CIA believed that Russia may have been supporting Trump.

"These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction," the Trump transition office said in a statement. "The election ended a long time ago."
So asking the same thing that I did while a supervisor… does this allay your concerns that the elections were hacked by a foreign government? Does this smell like a cover-up by someone who doesn’t want you to dig too deeply into the matter because you might find something?

You also have to wonder especially with the appointment of Rex Tillerson, the CEO, president and chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation with his friendship with Russia president Putin.

Also it is not the “same people” that warned of WMD, that was President Bush’s team not President Obama’s team.

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