Rational Security: The 'Near Abroad' Edition

Jen Patja
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 8:00 PM

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The Senate Intelligence Committee issues its long-awaited—and very long—report on Russian electoral interference in 2016 and the counterintelligence risks in the Trump campaign. The GAO determines that the leadership is serving illegally. And Belarussians have taken to the streets in protest against another stolen election by long-time strongman Alexander Lukashenko.

Susan is excited to report that Lawfare is publishing a book.

Ben is amused that the FBI tweets the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, but delighted that DHS wrote a memo in response to an article he and Steve Vladek published, acknowledging that they “created confusion.”

And Steve marks the 500th day since DHS had a Senate-confirmed cabinet secretary.


Jen Patja is the editor and producer of The Lawfare Podcast and Rational Security. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Virginia Civics, a nonprofit organization that empowers the next generation of leaders in Virginia by promoting constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement. She is the former Deputy Director of the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier and has been a freelance editor for over 20 years.

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