Society & Culture
Leid Stories—‘Deep-Dive’ Probes of Russia’s Alleged ‘Interference’ in U.S. Presidential Election Also Should Apply to U.S. Political ‘Interventions’ Abroad—12.15.16
Since President Barack Obama ordered a “deep-dive” probe of Russia’s alleged role in fixing the 2016 presidential election to favor Donald Trump—Hillary Clinton’s main reason for why she lost—there have been a number of demands for similar investigations by members of Congress. It’s in the interest of protecting U.S. democracy, they say, although few feign neutrality about Trump and have openly expressed a desire to torpedo his presidency.
Leid Stories, seizing the moment, contends that the current passion about “protecting the integrity” of the domestic process at home, also should trigger a slue of investigations into U.S.-directed political and electoral “interventions” in other countries.
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