It really is amazing the level of malfeasance that the president can do while people support him and complain about his detractors. Of course, about 50% of his "supporters" on this message board will claim they don't support him even though every single thing they write is in defense of him.
It is some very weird and very scary sociology. We have a significant portion of the electorate wanting a losing president to declare martial law and try to stay in office. And, if 5 years ago those same people would have been asked a question, "Would you support a president staying in power if he claimed election fraud but lost in court and had no real proof?" I would bet 99.9% of them would have said, "Hell no!" Yet, here we are.
Trump is a buffoon and his narcissism prevents him from pulling something like this off. But, he has certainly given a roadmap to a more competent strongman.
I don't recall this much fuss during the Obama administration when the Chinese hacked the OPM and stole records of 22.1 Americans. This includes records of people who had undergone background checks, as well as their friends and family, many of whom were not government employees. It has been described by federal officials as among the largest breaches of government data in the history of the United States.
We believe that the Central Personnel Data File was the targeted database, and that the hackers are now in possession of all personnel data for every federal employee, every federal retiree, and up to one million former federal employees. Cox stated that the AFGE believes that the breach compromised military records, veterans' status information, addresses, dates of birth, job and pay history, health insurance and life insurance information, pension information, and data on age, gender, and race.
The stolen data included 5.6 million sets of fingerprints.
This was bad sh*t. They got a list of people with security clearances and all their data.
The US government can hack into any sytem they want at any time they want and they do. There is literally nothing you can do to defend yourself from a determined adversary, just recover. Anybody that believes their data or their systems are secure is naive or ignorant.