Probably related to the recent Omnisec news story.
Remember [Crypto AG], the CIA & BND secretly owned company selling backdoored encryption out of Switzerland?
Well Google [Omnisec AG SRF], the Swiss are accusing a second company of selling backdoored CIA kit under Swiss flag guise!
November 26 2020:
The Chinese see an opportunity obviously. They have working encryption, the west does not!
Whatever secret key you have to that backdoored encryption, it will have made its way from USA to Putin via Trump. Your security is compromised. Your backdoors are open to an aggressive attacker. An attacker that kills US troops, takes over US bases, attacks elections, funnels money to its chosen candidates worldwide, including GOP candidates, creates propaganda attack packages for Rudi Gulliani and Fox News to launch against America. And you gave them your backdoors.
Have these encryption systems been used in voting machines? You need to mandate the paper audit trail on all voting now. Without delay. It does not matter that you don't know how the Russians can compromise your voting, by the time they do it is too late. All voting machines need to be auditable independent of the machine. Paper audit trails, paper ballot copies.
Have these encrypted systems been used across the world in voting systems, e.g. Estonia's eVoting system? You have compromised Estonian democracy if they have. How many commercial secrets are compromised by the this? How many secondary systems are compromised by this? How many critical control systems are compromised by this? How much damage have you done to the west?