Liberal democracies across the globe are under attack. They are being attacked not by traditional weapons of war but by disinformation—intentionally false or misleading information designed to deceive targeted audiences. While these attacks may not pose a threat to the physical safety of democratic citizens, they do pose a threat to democracy.
For months, Republicans knew much more about Russia than they let on. As reports continue to surface that Republicans knew much more than they let on at the time, the Moscow Project will keep a running tab of who knew what and when. Here is our initial timeline with a few key points.
Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a Bannon/Flynn protégé, apparently still keeps his job despite his widely reported role in the Nunes scandal.
20 Contacts Between the Trump Campaign and Kremlin Before Trump Took Office
Donald Trump claims he “fired” his long-time friend Roger Stone from his campaign in August 2015. But the two remained in contact throughout the campaign. In fact, on March 30, 2016, Stone claimed the two spoke more often than “monthly” but “not every day, not every other day.”
Russia’s actions to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election and help then-presidential candidate Donald Trump win were similar to its activities to build a network of far-right political parties and movements in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin is using this network to advance his policy objectives at home and abroad.