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Dispatch February 9, 2018

OP-ED: The Russification of the NRA

New revelations come to light every day about the degree and depth of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. One recent bombshell: The FBI is reportedly investigating whether Russia tried to help elect President Trump by funneling money through the National Rifle Association.

Explainers January 25, 2018

The View From Russia

Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election was not a sui generis event. Rather, it represents part of the country’s broader strategy toward the West, one that it has developed since Vladimir Putin first became the country’s president in 2000.

Dispatch January 19, 2018

This “Memo” Thing Is Worse Than the Faux Unmasking Scandal, and That’s Saying a Lot

As House Republicans (as well as Wikileaks, Sean Hannity, and Russian twitter operatives) clamor for the release of their own talking points, a few things are becoming clear: This is a political stunt to protect Trump. It has nothing to do with examining the substance of Russia’s interference in the election and everything to do with preemptively dismissing Mueller’s investigation. The efforts of Devin Nunes and his allies are in lockstep with a Russian intelligence campaign. GOP Conspiracy theories keep changing because holes keep getting poked in their ridiculous arguments.

Dispatch January 18, 2018

NRA=Nefarious Russian Activities?

In light of today’s McClatchy report that that the FBI is investigating whether Russia funneled money to the NRA to help Trump, a bit more on the connections and considerations at play.

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