Should we be offended at this? ‘Press 2 if hackers needed’: Russian FM April Fools voicemail leaves US media unamused. Link goes to RT.com, the Russian propaganda website, and it tells how the Russian embassy's phone tree was rejiggered with amusing messages for incoming calls.
By now most of us believe that the Russians tried to interfere with our election, but whether they wanted one or the other candidates to win isn't yet known. Nonetheless, it's nice to know they have a good sense of humor. And if they felt like lashing back at all the finger pointing, this method is a lot more pleasant than poison umbrella tips.
Meanwhile, it's starting to look like our own intelligence agencies did more to try to influence the election than the Russians. Clarice Feldman breaks it down in Russia? No, the Pony in the Manure Is the Corruption of our Intelligence Officials. Spoiler alert: Obama people in the intelligence agencies were trying to help Hillary and hurt Trump.
Who is worse for America, Russian spies or U.S. spies? As George Smiley used to say in the Le Carre novels, there are angels and devils on both sides.
6:45 AM 4/2/2017