Sen. Murphy: The American people need to know the facts about Russia’s interference in US election
Predictably, the accounts were traced back to Internet Research Agency, the most infamous of the Russian government-sponsored troll farms which prominently played in the 2016 election.
While it is still very possible that Russia will attempt to infiltrate and sabotage American voting infrastructure and outcomes, the influence Moscow has already had on the 2020 political debate through its dizzying array of political interference operations is hard to overhype.
It was just another effort by the administration to try to clumsily lump Russian and Iranian and Chinese efforts all together.
But there is no comparison. Russia is the only country with the capability and intent to meaningfully disrupt our election — no matter what Ratcliffe and Trump’s other loyalists want the American public to believe.
With Biden’s lead in the national polls expanding, and Trump’s behavior becoming even more erratic, the President is clearly in need of a Hail Mary to make up a widening gap in the polls. There are few places that he can turn other than Russia, and we know Russia is poised to interfere on Trump’s behalf again.
But the good news is this — the more Americans know about Russia’s intent and capability, the less likely Russia’s desperate, last-minute attempts at interference and disruption will be. Those who care about the future of democracy will press the Administration to reveal what they know, before it’s too late.
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