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The Russian Indictments

A couple of points: 1) The indictments are clearly an exemplary act, since the Russians are never going to go to trial. I’ll defer to our lawyers on the legal wisdom of that, but as an American, I’m glad to see these people called out by name and their malfeasance aired out in detail; 2) The political activism described is amateurish, sometimes laughably so; 3) Although the Russians wanted to help Trump, they also wanted to sow chaos generally — and organized anti-Trump events after the election; 4) Mueller still may have evidence of collusion that we haven’t seen, but the indictments, with their emphasis of the unwitting interactions of Americans with the Russian operatives, seem to point the other way.


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