The Russian Obsession

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OPINION — President Trump, this past week, has shown that he is just as serious today about undercutting the intelligence community’s January 6, 2017, conclusion that Vladimir Putin’s directed activities which helped him win the White House in 2016, as he was back then.

Trump’s continuing sensitivity was reflected in his hasty decision to fire acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire on February 14, after berating him for allowing DNI’s top election threats executive, Shelby Pierson, to brief members of the House Intelligence Committee one day earlier on Russia’s current activities in the U.S., that leaked out to the press.

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