For well over a year-and-a-half now, prominent Democratic politicians and media figures have alleged that, in an unprecedented attack on democracy, “Russia hacked the election” in 2016 to installVladimirPutin’s “puppet,” Donald Trump, into office. Those pushing this narrative call Trump a “traitor” and accusehim of committing “treason” against the American people.
I have raised objections to the way many Democrats are talking about Russia for two main reasons:
1. Skepticism of our intelligence agencies’ claims is warranted, as history has shown. From overthrowing the democratically elected Allende government in Chile and lying about it to secretly selling weapons to Iran in the 1980s and lying about it to falsely declaring that Iraq had provided al Qaeda with weapons of mass destruction, the CIA’s history doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in their credibility. The FBI similarly helped to lead us into…
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