at a congressional hearing in february, the top intelligence and law enforcement officials from the trump administration expressed serious concerns about russian intentions to once again attack u.s. elections, likely through cyber attacks. sen. jack reed (d-r.i.) then pressed the officials on whether donald trump had directed any of them to take “specific actions to confront and to blunt” russian interference activities.as regular readers may recall, the administration officials hemmed and hawed, but none pointed to any specific presidential directives.two weeks later, something similar happened: the head of the national security agency said he had not been authorized by trump to disrupt russian cyber-attacks targeting our elections.and yesterday, the trump white house went just a little further, eliminating the job of the nation’s cyber-security czar.trump signed an executive order rearranging the federal information technology infrastructure that includes no mention of the white house cybersecurity coordinator or of a replacement for rob joyce, who said last month that he is leaving the position to return to the national security agency, where he previously directed cyber-defense programs. […]john bolton, trump’s new national security adviser, has widely been reported to have sought to eliminate the job as part of a top-to-bottom reorganization of the national security council. joyce and his predecessors reported to the president; the senior nsc directors report t...