"In the Russian Federation and in President Putin himself, you have an individual whose aim is to disrupt the Western alliance and whose aim is to make Western democracy more fractious..."


"... in order to weaken our ability, America’s ability and the West’s ability to spread our democratic ideals.... That’s the goal, to make us less of a moral authority to spread democratic values... With respect to Western ideals and who it is and what it is we stand for as Americans, Russia poses the most dangerous threat to that way of life."
Said Lisa Page, in private testimony to a joint House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, quoted in "F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia" (NYT).
Do you think it's true that Russia poses the most dangerous threat to Western ideals and who it is and what it is we stand for as Americans — to our way of life?
I don't. I think we ourselves are the greatest threat.
ADDED: Nate Silver tweets this shot of the NYT from just before the 2016 election (note the date, October 31, 2016):
 In the Russian Federation and in President Putin himself, you have an individual whose aim is to disrupt the Western alliance and whose aim is to make Western democracy more fractious...
And says: "I’m not trying to be a jerk but the Times still owes its readers an explanation about what the f*** was going on with this vector of its reporting in 2016."
Then he clarifies: "NYT screwed up some shit in 2016. It’s OK. It was a hard election to cover. NYT is great. But the 'no clear link' story is literally sort of incomprehensible, in light of subsequent reporting. What happened?"

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]


Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, America, Journalism, Fbi, Nyt, Times, Russian Federation, Nate Silver, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Lisa Page, House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, Said Lisa Page

Source:  http://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/01/in-russian-federation-and-in-president.html



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