The U.S. intelligence community is working with governments across Europe to ensure they don’t fall victim to the same digital meddling campaign that rattled the American presidential election. Intelligence agencies have shared with several foreign governments the classified version of their deep-dive report on what they believe was a Russian plot to undermine Hillary Clinton and tilt the election toward Donald Trump, according to a senior intelligence official and intelligence-oriented lawmakers. Such an exchange is vital, insist key U.S. lawmakers who warn Russia is turning its U.S. playbook — hack political enemies, leak salacious information — against Europe in an attempt to remake the international order to its liking.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is “trying to break the competence in democracies” around the globe, said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who ran for president as a vocal Moscow critic.
Kremlin officials want to “undermine the perceived validity of the democratic model and try to suggest an authoritarian model is equally valid,” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Clinton’s running mate in the 2016 election. “They’re trying to undermine specifically western democracies and institutions like NATO that they view as a daily threat to them.”
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