Is it time to publicly disclose classified intelligence on the Senate floor?

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There is Russian interference in the 2020 election, likely not at the scale of 2016, since they’ve garnered numerous financial and political advantages from their many Congressional puppets. Remember when the NRA was a conduit for Russian election interference. Some senators have been suggesting that they might reveal classified information because they are shielded from repercussion.

On Friday, the Trump administration’s counterintelligence chief publicly confirmed that Russia is attempting to harm Joe Biden’s candidacy in 2020. The official, William Evanina, even singled out a pro-Russia Ukrainian, Andrii Derkach, as a key participant in the Kremlin’s new effort.

The statement, which also indicated that Iran and China prefer a Trump loss in November, was hailed by Democrats as vindication of their strategy to lean on the administration for additional disclosures to help educate the public.

“Normally the customer of the intelligence community is the president, the national security apparatus, the secretary of Defense and members of Congress. But every four years, the customer should be the American people,” Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an interview.

“They’re the decision-makers on Nov. 3. And they paid for this intelligence and they ought to be able to see it,” added King, who caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate.

Whether Democrats succeed in their effort to wrest more information into the public domain could be critical to blunting Moscow’s latest interference effort, they say, as well as shielding Biden from the attacks that dogged Hillary Clinton in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign.

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Lou
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HOW CAN YOU WHEN MOSCOW MITCH IS AIDING AND ABETTING A CRIMINAL IN OFFICE. THIS ASS LICKER IS THE BIGGEST FAULT IN SENATE HISTORY. HE IS NOTHING BUT A LAUGHING JOKE. BECAUSE HIS WIFE WAS HIRED BY TRUMP, HE NOW OWES TRUMP EVERYTHING. BY DOING NOTHING, BUT WAITING FOR TRUMP TO TELL HIM WHAT TO DO. THIS CORUPT COWARD IS LITERALLY KILLING AMERICANS AND PUTTING US IN POSITION FOR BANKRUPTCY. GET THIS MAGAT OUT OF OFFICE, VOTE.HIM OUT.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

And they will come and get your ballot if you ask them.