Many close to the Kremlin, the Russians were delighted in November 2016, after learning the election results in the United States. “Our tramp” (on Twitter they posted messages with the hashtag #TrumpNash) was elected to the US presidency. Few people in Moscow is expected that he will win, but many Russians wanted to, and Vladimir Putin in particular. The Russian President so fervently supported the Republican candidate, and despised of the democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, which he shamelessly tried to influence our presidential election. As wrote on Monday, March 20, FBI Director James Comey (James B. Comey), Russia “suddenly a loud show up at interference”, violating our sovereignty by invading one of the most sacred for us as a democracy, and not even worrying about what their actions will be exposed. The abduction by Russia, and then publish the personal information of members of the democratic National Committee and head of the election headquarters Clinton John Podestà (John Podesta) has significantly affected the election process. The Chairman of the NIR was forced to resign, while supporters of democratic Senator Bernie Sanders (Bernie Sanders) is so ganged up on Clinton that election day did not participate in the vote. The image of Clinton had a negative impact appearing daily reports about the stolen emails. Of course, many factors coincided, denting as a result of the victory of trump, but Putin’s intervention, no doubt, played a contributory role.
The Kremlin hoped that his efforts will be rewarded. It only was necessary to the President, trump has continued to praise Putin as a great leader, Russia lifted sanctions, stopped talking about democracy and human rights, has called into question the appropriateness of NATO and the thought of recognition of the Crimea part of the Russian Federation. Some Russian supporters, trump dreamed of the Yalta agreement 2.0, in which Putin and trump would sit down and distributed between the two new spheres of influence. Some Russian nationalists went even further, hoping for a new white Christian Alliance between the two powerful Nations against Islam and China.
These hopes for a new policy of détente, the partnership or Alliance are melting now in Moscow, partly because members of the emerging team trump on foreign policy differ among themselves in matters of action against Russia, and because trump is already seen by many Russian observers as a weak President, unable to carry out his Pro promises made during the election campaign.
However, the action of the hearings of the house Committee on intelligence on the subject of Russia, must have inspired the Kremlin to advance foreign policy goals: the weakening of the United States. In the era trump our society is deeply divided even on the question of the Russian threat. This plays into the hands of Russia.
Most likely trump fueled deep rift in the American elite and the American society has forced all of us to focus on our internal sharp differences, ignoring Putin’s actions in domestic and foreign policy. The history of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine and Syria and related discussion just a month ago were in the center of the American foreign policy debate, disappeared from the sphere of public attention. Similarly, the leaders of the new administration seem to be immune to a worsening of authoritarianism in Russia. The administration of the tramp barely paid attention to the recent incident with the poisoning of the opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, which nearly cost him his life. (Whether it’s attempted murder to be discussed at the meeting, Secretary Rex Tillerson (Rex Tillerson) with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in April? Would it concern about the mysterious circumstances surrounding the fall from the fifth floor of the lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov, who spoke on behalf of the family of Sergei Magnitsky, murdered by Russian prison authorities?)
Even more strikingly, as the ruling now in the US Republican party does not want to recognize Russia’s violation of our sovereignty in the past year, not to mention the fact to undertake measures to prevent future attacks in 2018 and 2020. Trump continued to tweet that “Democrats invented and inflated the story about the Russian intervention”, which frankly is contrary to highly probable conclusions our intelligence community. During hearings on “the active Investigation of Russia’s actions,” members of the Republican party is barely mentioned Russia’s violation of our sovereignty, focusing on those with the press, revealed details of these actions of Russia. Putin enjoyed watching how the Republican party skillfully evades the subject of hearings, strongly focusing on the outbound from America, not from Russia, the threat to national security. Putin has violated our sovereignty, has influenced our choices, smug provoked us to answer, and now it looks like we don’t do things because of party differences. Imagine that at the hearing after the pearl Harbor or September 11, almost no mention about the attackers? Of course, Putin came out the winner after the March 20 hearing.
We as a state still has time in order to better understand and expose the incident of the Russian attack and then to respond with adequate measures to deter and defend against future threats. During future congressional hearings (as well as in the FBI and, in an ideal scenario, in a bipartisan independent Commission, after the terrorist attack of 11 September) must be published and more details demonstrated that Russia did during our elections, including its possible interaction with officials from the headquarters of the trump. The American people should know more about Russia’s ability to disrupt our elections, even if these abilities were not utilized in 2016. For example, we need to know if the Russian cyberpsace to access computers and networks used for counting. We should also be much greater transparency related to the use of the Russian government government media, social media users and bots, and the creators of the fraud to influence our presidential campaign. Next, we need serious discussion of measures, including possible adoption of new laws providing greater reliability in the field of cyber security of all components of our electoral system, as well as new laws and regulations governing the disclosure of the actions of foreign media, similar to that adopted in other democratic countries. None of these requirements, however, cannot be achieved if some people will continue to drop this issue from the accounts because of partisan political considerations. Do Republicans naively believe that the Kremlin once did not use these tools of influence against them?
Trump vowed to strengthen American sovereignty. The protection of the sovereignty of our elections will be the first serious step towards a real implementation of this goal.