This needed to be said and written exactly this way. The Russian (IRA) covert & widespread US social media campaign, including fomenting & harnessing the anger of Sanders supporters, is documented in the Mueller Report and the excellent documentary “Agents of Chaos,” I believe on Netflix. Malcolm Nance has written extensively about this. And the New Yorker produced an excellent profile of Putin & his anger with Hillary Clinton & the entire West, just after the 2016 election. It’s tempting to downplay Russia’s role so that we still feel sovereign; but many of us saw it all pretty clearly in 2016.

What is worse is the absolute complicity of the GQP, FOX, Devin Nunes, and etc. etc. … Horrifying! … My hunch is that Russian money is also behind much of “QAnon,” which is based on Russian anti-Semitic campaigns & pogroms from the 1800s and early 1900s, later adopted by the Nazis to support their genocide against the Jews. Wake up, America!

Author, coach, teacher & former investigative journalist: San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, Inc. Magazine, Metro SJ, Recipient of 3 CNPA First Place awards.