- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wonder what we will find out in the future. Parts of the American left got Soviet subsidies in the olden days, and they rightly have been criticized for that for decades. I wonder if some of the nuttier right-wing sites are getting money funneled somehow from Russia, knowingly or not. We know that there have been many indications that Putin is meddling in European politics, and in ours too.
I also wonder if Congressional Republicans are reluctant to back an investigation of Russian meddling because they worry that they don’t know what else they might find.
As CIA director John Brennan said earlier this week, “What we do at CIA is to look at a country’s capabilities, look at their intent, look at things that they have done in the past, and determine whether something that certainly looks like a duck, smells like a duck and flies like a duck, whether it’s a duck or not.”
If it looks like a Muscovy duck…
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