Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (not pictured) in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Pavel Golovkin/Pool
Reuters: Exclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election - documents
A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.
They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election. U.S. intelligence officials acquired the documents, which were prepared by the Moscow-based Russian Institute for Strategic Studies [en.riss.ru/], after the election.
The institute is run by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin’s office.
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WNU Editor: I would be surprised if the Moscow-based Russian Institute for Strategic Studies think tank had not drawn up a plan to sway the 2016 U.S. election. But to think that such a "road-map" would be successful in countering the hundreds of millions spent in political advertising and the main stream media coverage of the campaign .... hmmmm .... that is stretch. If the Russians are that good at convincing voters, Jeb Bush should have given them his $150 million campaign war chest for the primaries .... he would then probably be President.