Category Archives: 2016 presidential election

Spare me the wailing and gnashing of teeth about the Russians and our election, unless…

…you can show me evidence that the Russians and the Trump campaign successfully worked together to win him the White House. I want evidence. And so far no one has any. If the best you’ve got is that the Russians … Continue reading

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Chill out. Russian hackers did not change your vote.

It is a theme of the 2016 presidential election that will not go away: Russia’s ability — and perhaps with great success — to influence how Americans voted. Far-fetched? No way a foreign power could flip enough minds (and therefore … Continue reading

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READ THESE WORDS CAREFULLY: Top U.S. officials aware Russian government could blackmail Trump

In just 10 days, Donald Trump is going to become the next President of the United States. And there is unconfirmed — but apparently credible — evidence that he will become Commander-in-Chief knowing that the Kremlin has some salacious details … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Putin claims U.S. influenced Russian elections, caused his defeat

No, I’ve not gone crazy. No, I’m not trying to pass of “fake” news. But, yes, I want you to please keep reading. By now, you’re quite familiar with the many concerns Democrats and some Republicans have about Russia perhaps … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin is Donald Trump’s “Godfather”?

Writing in Politico, a woman who has studied Russia for two decades suggests the American public had better open its eyes to the relationship between Russian president Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump. Given Russia’s capabilities and its recent patterns, … Continue reading

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Revenge can be a powerful motivator. Just ask Vladimir Putin.

The Weekly Standard suggests Vladimir Putin had one thing on his mind when he sought to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Things seemed to be going great with the Russian “reset.” Obama felt so good about his relationship with … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Washington Post details Russian propaganda efforts to aid Trump

The Washington Post story is worth your attention. Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of Web sites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet … Continue reading

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