August 22, 2018

It’s Open Season for Foreign Influence Operations

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

National Security Advisor John Bolton issued a sobering warning yesterday:  It’s not just Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin that is trying to influence our elections.  So are Communist China, Little Rocket Man’s North Korea and Sharia-supremacist Iran.

Since President Donald Trump has been imposing increasingly harsh economic sanctions, tariffs and/or other penalties on each of these regimes, it stands to reason that the beneficiaries of their influence operations will be his domestic political opponents. 

The question occurs: Should we expect investigations next year of hostile powers’ collusion with Democrats to advance the President’s impeachment?  Don’t hold your breath.

In the meantime, one thing is clear: We need to be putting such foreign powers on notice: Their continued interference in America’s democratic process will only heighten our determination to counter them, at home as well as abroad, using our own influence operations, among other tradecraft.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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