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This warning of a campaign far broader than the U.S. got little attention in America.We may be missing the forest for the trees in the Russia story: The Kremlin's attempt to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is part of a much bigger tale of Russian covert action – in which Donald Trump's campaign was perhaps a tool, witting or unwitting.The assault on America's elections signaled a "new normal" in Russian influence operations, warned the U.S. intelligence community on Jan. 6 .The report found a direct Russian role in attacks last May and August on the Bundestag and German political parties, which it attributed to malware known as "APT 28," identified by the FBI as a Russian hacking tool.That's why Americans should care if a shady Ukrainian parliamentarian tried to use Trump business associates to deliver a pro-Russian peace plan to the White House last month, or if Trump boasted in 2013 about meeting "almost all of the oligarchs" at a dinner in Moscow that year, or about news reports alleging Russian contacts last year with Trump's campaign.This is how Russia tries to subvert politics – boldly, secretly, and often corruptly.
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