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Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump give a joint news conference in Helsinki Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump give a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).

There’s No Denying Russia’s Election Interference, Unless You’re Trump

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Justin Sherman is filling in for Candace Rondeaux this week.

The long-awaited fifth and final report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on its investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, which was released earlier this week, is full of disturbing details. The heavily redacted, 966-page report includes revelations about even closer links between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian intelligence operatives than Robert Mueller found in his special counsel investigation. It also concludes that Russia’s interference operations are still active today, less than three months before Election Day. ...

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