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    What Everyone Should Know About the Russian Hack

    Some days, the bear gets you. Russia’s sophisticated cyber-interference in the U.S. presidential election is a historical event on par with Watergate and 9/11, and it demands extensive fact-finding and investigation, posits Hoover Institution political sociologist Larry Diamond. Seventeen American intel organizations agree that Russian military hackers undermined Democrats in Congress and discredited Hillary Clinton. A bipartisan Congress and the press must now assess the damage, Diamond argues, as well as ties among Donald Trump, his chosen team and the Kremlin — while acknowledging Trump is legally and constitutionally the president.

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