The Russians are always looking for ways to divide and weaken America, and Republicans have handed them a new one by pushing the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Here is a chart of hashtags that the Russian influence operation is most active with on Twitter right now:
— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) September 28, 2018
As you can see the Russian influence networks are working hard on the pro-Kavanaugh side, according to the alliance for securing democracy:
The Russians have also been cheering on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC):
The Russians are using the Kavanaugh nomination to weaken America. The Russians don’t really care who is on the Supreme Court in the United States. They share a common goal with Trump, and that is to keep the United States fighting with itself and weak. Trump and his horrible Supreme Court nominee are useful tools toward the overall goal of divided USA.
The Republican Party has become the Putin party, and Russian efforts to meddle in US national affairs aren’t limited to elections. Brett Kavanaugh had already damaged the country before he was even up for a vote to be confirmed.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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