Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Final Volume of Russian Election Interference Report

Elliot Setzer
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10:29 AM

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The Senate Intelligence Committee on Aug. 18 released the final report of its investigation of Russian active measures and interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

The fifth volume focuses on the counterintelligence threat posed by the Russian influence operation, including Paul Manafort’s connections to Russia and Ukraine. The committee concluded that “Manafort’s high level access and willingness to share information with individuals closely affiliated with the Russian intelligence services… represented a grave counterintelligence threat.”

The committee also “found that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian effort to hack computer networks and accounts affiliated with the Democratic Party and leak information damaging to Hillary Clinton and her campaign for president.”

You can read the report here and below. The first, second, third and fourth volumes of the report are available on Lawfare.

Elliot Setzer is a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford Law School and a Ph.D student at Yale University. He previously worked at Lawfare and the Brookings Institution.

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