Listen: President, Donald Trump And Mitch Mcconnell discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"To make sure that every vote is accurately counted stacey abrams talked about that new organization with rachel in the last hour we also face foreign influence that is being denied by by the white house by the would be ten dictator of donald trump but also that moscow mitch's stopping voter rights legislation and election security legislation fair fight twenty twenty when he's designed to anticipate all of those challenges but not just worry about them work against them during discussion now to veterans of presidential campaigns. Ben rhodes odes former deputy national security adviser president obama. He's an m._s._n._b._c. political analyst and near a ten than a former senior adviser to president obama and hillary clinton. She's the president and c._e._o. Of the center for american progress and ben what those hackers were doing this weekend in las vegas is pretty scary. Yeah really was lawrence because what we saw in two thousand sixteen was an effort to influence affect the american election on behalf of donald trump by essentially firing into social media by trying to amplify pro-trump content content by trying to amplify anti hillary content but there's also the very real risk that russia or some actor could try to influence the actual results of the election through a cyberattack and we know from the mullahs report and the intelligence community that there were efforts probes made by russia to try to get at some of the voting lists in certain states so we have a very real risk to our democracy not just in the influence campaign russia could run but by an effort to actually affect the outcome of the election by hacking into voting machines from either russia another foreign actor or any hacker for that matter this should be priority one for our national security but but we have a senate majority leader mitch mcconnell who refuses to even take cursory steps to protect our democracy and near the at the hackers conference these these are self-described hackers in las vegas this weekend. The"