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2020 Election: Biden Versus ‘A Grave Counterintelligence Threat’

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But has Trump ever sounded the alarm about any of this? As if.

Miles Taylor, a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, recalls in a devastating new video that whenever he and other senior security officials tried to broach the Russian meddling issue with Trump, it didn’t go well.

“He was distracted, he was disinterested, but ultimately, he denied it. He denied that this was a threat. He denied that this was a concern,” Taylor said. “What the president wanted to talk about was how resoundingly he’d won the election in 2016…From that point on, you had people in the administration who were scared to go out and talk about one of the top national security threats facing our country.”

Granted, the Trump-Russia connection is not one of the top-tier voting issues in this election. The pandemic and the crashed economy clearly take precedence. And the Democrats, in their virtual convention, are rightly emphasizing the everyday traumas that directly and adversely affecting people’s lives.

What the new Senate report does do is remind us that the choice this year is ultimately between authoritarianism and democracy. It’s up to us to save our noble experiment.



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Dick Polman, a veteran national political columnist based in Philadelphia and a Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, writes at Email him at

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