There is no doubt that the nation of Russia is looking to make life difficult for Americans.
This is simply in Russia’s nature. This is a nation whose entire ethos is built around domination. They eschew human rights and international safety concerns on the regular in order to put themselves in a better position to survive whatever may come of this planet one day.
And Russia is ruthless in this pursuit. In 2016, their work in attempting to interfere in the US elections was bolder than many realize. You have to remember that this means the Kremlin was willing to risk the possibility of a war with America on the work of internet trolls and Twitter-bots.
Now, as reports of Russia’s latest efforts to influence American elections come into view for 2020, the Trump administration is working overtime to maintain an accurate national narrative on the subject.
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U.S. intelligence and national security officials have reportedly refuted the claim that Russia is interfering in the 2020 elections to help President Donald Trump’s re-election, arguing in media reports published over the weekend that the United States does not have evidence to support the allegation.
House Democrat lawmakers pushing the allegation that the Kremlin is trying to help Trump “misheard or misinterpreted” the intelligence community’s formal assessment of ongoing U.S. election interference by the Russians, unnamed U.S. officials suggested to the New York Times.
On Sunday, the Times reported:
The [intelligence] officials now maintain that the House members either misheard or misinterpreted a key part of the briefing, and that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence [ODNI] did not mean to say that it believes the Russians are currently intervening in the election explicitly to help President Trump.
Reports of the Russian work being done on behalf of Bernie Sanders have not received such a refutation from the intelligence community as of yet.
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