Bolton tells Russia: 2016 interference created distrust, but didn’t alter election outcome

Bolton tells Russia: 2016 interference created distrust, but didn’t alter election outcome
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[Ed. – I was happier about the earlier, less accurate reporting that Bolton simply said the “Russian meddling” had no effect.  Bolton owes no fealty to the idiotic narrative about Russian meddling.  If Americans can’t think for themselves when Russians are posting memes on Facebook, we’re too stupid to govern ourselves period.  Fortunately, that’s not the case.]

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says he told Russian officials that its meddling in the 2016 election did not affect the outcome but instead created distrust.

“The important thing is that the desire for interfering in our affairs itself arouses distrust in Russian people, in Russia. And I think it should not be tolerated. It should not be acceptable,” Bolton said Monday on Ekho Moskvy radio.

Bolton is in Moscow for talks with Russian leaders on President Donald Trump’s intention to pull the United States out of a 1987 arms control agreement.

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Before joining the White House, Bolton called Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 election an “act of war.”

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