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💥How The Russian president has infected our national trust.

Did Vladimir Putin turn America on itself?

The president of the United States fires his director of national intelligence after aides brief a congressional committee on new Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.
His acting replacement is a man whose main qualification appears to be his skepticism that Russia is meddling in our politics at all.
Meanwhile, intelligence officials tell Bernie Sanders, the leading candidate to unseat Trump, that Russian bots have infiltrated his online army to sow discord in the Democratic Party. They say the goal is to help Sanders, but Sanders thinks it is a leak designed to hurt him.😈🙄
Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign.

👉Reminder: Bernie stayed silent in 2016 while Russia boosted him against Hillary Clinton...…
Not sure what to believe? Bingo.

This fever of mistrust is the desired symptom of a powerful virus — a confidence-sapping worm of mutual suspicion — that Russia has planted in the operating system of American democracy.
At little cost and with surprising ease, Vladimir Putin and his government have exploited partisanship and social media to serve Russia’s long-term goal of weakening the West by encouraging disorder and disunity.
Already, eight months before Election Day, the virus is spreading virtually unchecked, because the very existence of a Russian chaos project has itself become a partisan wedge. Democrats see Putin’s hand in nearly every news cycle,
while Republicans increasingly scoff that the whole thing is, to quote the president, a witch hunt.
Millions of us are unsure whether elections will be free and fair, whether the news we consume is real or fake, whether our foreign policy serves national or personal interests.
Millions of us are unsure whether elections will be free and fair, whether the news we consume is real or fake, whether our foreign policy serves national or personal interests. This is a massive victory for America’s enemies.
Trump urging his voters to vote 4 Bernie!

He voted 4 Bernie because he knows Trump will beat him...

Opinion | He loves Trump, so he voted for Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary

Sowing division & mistrust.☝️

Know before you vote!👇☝️

A unified United States, pursuing a bipartisan, pro-democracy foreign policy is Putin’s biggest fear. So, he has taken the risk of creating an operation specifically to sow discord through social media.
Putin’s computer hackers look for any internal divisions and tensions that tend to erode American unity or discredit American leadership.
Though he clearly favored Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016, Putin doesn’t generally favor one point of view over another; he supports whichever candidates are most divisive and amplifies whatever arguments are most bitter.
Transcript of Robert S. Mueller III’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee-2019…
Trump’s Love for Putin: a Presidential Role Model…
“The Russian Government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion,” the Mueller report concluded. As spelled out in a detailed federal indictment of the Internet Research Agency,
Russian agents employed by a Putin associate began in 2014 to sow inflammatory lies and truly fake news on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Their strategy was simple enough: Find divisive wedge issues and try to hammer the wedge deeper.
It’s fitting Putin’s battlefield of choice is the Internet. In geopolitics, as in business, digital communications have upended the distribution of power. When everyone is a potential broadcaster & info spreads instantly, it’s much easier to tear stuff down than to build it up.
Putin is a disrupter; he seeks to break the West’s monopoly. His approach to weakening the U.S. & its alliances could be borrowed from the young Mark Zuckerberg,whose motto,in his hoodie-wearing days when FSB was open about its disruptive ambitions, was “Move fast & break things”
Mark Zuckerberg once promised that Facebook would connect the world, but it has since been used to spread misinformation, to sway elections, and to foment ethnic violence.
Facebook knew it was a weapon. It just didn't care to change.


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