Monday, March 06, 2017

RUSSIA - Putin's Playbook

"What we know about Russian meddling and Putin's playbook" PBS NewsHour 2/27/2017


SUMMARY:  U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russia attempted to sway the U.S. election through DNC email hacking and an influence campaign.  But to what degree were President Trump's campaign advisers in contact with Russians?  And what made Americans susceptible to influence?  William Brangham examines what we know with Evan Osnos of The New Yorker and former CIA official John Sipher.

"U.S. and Russia relations are very strained.  Here's what's at stake" PBS NewsHour 3/3/2017


SUMMARY:  The latest reports on repeated contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials have strained the potential for improved ties between Moscow and Washington.  Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports, then Judy Woodruff gets views on what's at stake from Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Paul Saunders of the Center for the National Interest.

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