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Foreign Interference in Elections: Is It Real or Just Political Noise?

WorldNews Friday, 31 July 2020
Foreign Interference in Elections: Is It Real or Just Political Noise?A recently concluded British Parliamentary inquiry has determined that Russia may have interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, which resulted in the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. But, ironically, it also concluded that Russia might not have interfered given the fact that the British government never bothered to try to find out if there had been any attempt made by the Kremlin to manipulate the voting. The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee by the lack of official interest in what might have been a foreign intelligence operation that had major impact, all too plausible given that it is assumed that Moscow would have welcomed Brexit as a first step...
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