New report blasts Trump for ignoring Russian interference around the world

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

President Donald Trump has ignored the threat posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Western democracies including the U.S., leaving a vacuum that presents a dangerous challenge to America’s national security and foreign policy interests, according to a blistering new report by Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

"The current President of the United States has barely acknowledged the threat posed by Mr. Putin’s repeated attacks on democratic governments and institutions, let alone exercised the kind of leadership history has shown is necessary to effectively counter this kind of aggression," Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the ranking member on the committee, wrote in the report’s opening letter. "Never before in American history has so clear a threat to national security been so clearly ignored by a U.S. president."

The report, released Wednesday morning to the committee and the public, is the first from Congress about Russia’s interference in elections over the years…

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