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Russia’s influence campaign is driven by a desire to “watch us tear ourselves apart,” a senior FBI official said Monday, comments that come after details of a classified briefing to lawmakers became public in news reports, including a claim by the intelligence community’s top election security official that Moscow is interfering with the goal of helping President Donald Trump.

Surely Russia learned how easy it has become to do this from our actions post 9-11. I think part of the problem is including that lede “with the goal of helping President Donald Trump.” Perhaps that is true, but the true goal is decreasing United States’ standing in the world and elevating Putin’s Russia, and that alone should be concerning to Trump and his supporters as much as everyone else. Republican refusal to do anything is pure negligence.

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