Report details Russian meddling in elections
On Wednesday, a report detailed the extent to which Moscow has tried to shape elections across Europe.
The report indicated that the U.S. will not be prepared to defend against possible Russian meddling in the 2018 midterm elections or the 2020 presidential contest unless it takes action now.
The report details Russia’s arsenal of military invasions, disinformation campaigns and corruption, and its weaponization of energy resources, among other tools, and it demonstrated how Moscow’s attacks have intensified in scale and complexity, hitting Britain, Germany and France, as well as Ukraine and smaller countries.
The report, “Putin’s Asymmetrical Assault on Democracy in Russia and Europe: Implications for U.S. National Security,” was researched and written by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee.