Russia’s co-opting of US political groups is serious business

  • Russia’s co-opting of US political groups is serious business

    Posted by on August 6, 2022 at 7:55 AM

    According to a federal indictment unsealed in Florida last week, Russian intelligence manipulated and co-opted multiple U.S. political groups as part of a “malign influence campaign” to “sow discord, spread pro-Russia propaganda, and interfere in elections in the United States.” As a former intelligence officer, I recognize the tactic, and it portends a potential increase in hostilities on which Moscow undoubtedly has doubled down because of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and U.S. support for Ukraine. In contrast to bots and far-away hackers, this is on-the-ground covert action at work.

    This tactic is nothing new for Russia’s security services: They have been using it since the

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