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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 01:11 PM

Stealing our democracy with lies and conspiracy theories [View all]

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Education is the key to an informed electorate, which is the key to preserving democracy.

When Trump ran for the GOP nomination in 2016, the signs of Russian influence and involvement were everywhere. I try to keep an open mind, look at facts and not jump to conclusions, but it now appears that not only was Putin's government involved in helping Trump get elected to the Presidency, it was also involved in suppressing information about its involvement and some of that suppression occurred within the intelligence branches tasked with the responsibility of preventing it. The FBI agent who was involved in an investigation of the link between Trump and Russia who declared that there was no evidence of any such link was just arrested for secret connections to Oleg Deripaska, the Russian oligarch who was named in those links.

That raises a reasonable question. Shouldn't this arrest and discovery of the agent's connection to Russia's most influential and powerful oligarch raise some red flags and direct attention back to Trump's collusion? Isn't that evidence to add to the pile already gathered as proof of Trump's intentions to overthrow the government of the United States by insurrection? My answer to both of those questions is yes, but that's because I'm a patriotic American who sees that there is real danger for American democracy, and the individual rights that it protects, in the conspiracy theories, lies, election denialism and everything else related to the far right extremism I call Trumpism. It's also yes because this isn't rocket science and it doesn't take a Harvard education to see this and figure it out.

And why, when this arrest was made, wasn't this front-page and headliner news everywhere, all day, like the discovery of a few allegedly classified documents in Biden's old office was?

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