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“Amid ‘Rus­si­a­gate’ hys­te­ria, what are the facts? We must end this Rus­so­pho­bic in­san­ity,” writes Jack F. Mat­lock Jr. in The Na­tion, a lead­ing pro­gres­sive news or­ga­ni­za­tion.

“I did not per­son­ally vote for Trump, but I con­sider the charges that Russian ac­tions in­ter­fered in the elec­tion, or — for that mat­ter — dam­aged the qual­ity of our democ­racy lu­di­crous, pa­thetic and shame­ful,” said Mr. Mat­lock, who served as am­bas­sador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991.

He points out that “the Rus­si­a­gate pro­mot­ers in both the gov­ern­ment and the me­dia” are di­vert­ing the

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