[H]ere are four reasons why the entire Russia story — as it relates to the 2016 election, to former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and to any allegations of collusion — isn’t fake news.
- Russia interfered in the 2016 election and could do so again: “If there has ever been a clarion call for vigilance and action against a threat to the very foundations of our democratic political system, this episode is it. I hope that the American people recognize the severity of this threat and that we collectively counter it before it further erodes the fabric of our democracy,” Clapper said yesterday.
- The FBI is investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia: “I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” FBI Director James Comey said back in March. “And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government — and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.