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Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee confirms that Putin ordered DNC hack to help Trump in 2016

The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee today released the long-awaited 5th volume of their exhaustive report on Russian interference during the 2016 election. While this volume, titled Counterintelligence Threats and Vulnerabilities, doesn’t appear to break a lot of new ground, it’s good to be reminded once again, especially as we’re headed into another election, that members […]

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As KGB propagandist Yuri Bezmenov warned in 1985, “Exposure to true information does not matter any more.” #CrowdStrike #Ukraine

Until he defected to Canada in the 1970’s, Yuri Bezmenov was a press officer for the Russian “news” agency RIA Novosti, running foreign propaganda campaigns on behalf of the KGB. Once free of the Soviet Union, Bezmenov made it his life’s work to inform those in non-Soviet bloc countries about the methods employed by the […]

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What’s all this nonsense about CrowdStrike?

A friend wrote to me yesterday and asked it I could explain what Donald Trump is trying to get at when he invokes the name CrowdStrike. What follows, slightly edited, is my response to him. I thought that I’d share it here as well, as some of you, I suspect, may find yourselves in conversations […]

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Fiona Hill warns of “politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests”

I’m seriously overwhelmed at the moment, and I’ve decided to take the night off and watch an episode or two of Columbo. Before I punch out for the night, though, I wanted to share the following excerpt from the opening statement read this morning by Fiona Hill, the former senior director for Russia and Europe […]

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Less than 24 hours after Mueller warns that foreign election interference is imminent, McConnell blocks $775 million in election security funding

Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, appearing before the House Intelligence Committee, warned the American people that, if they aren’t stopped, members of the Russian intelligence service, working on behalf of Vladimir Putin, will surely attempt to influence the outcome of our next election, just as they did in 2016. Warning that, “(they’re still) doing it […]

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