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U.S. Intel Exposes American Dupes of Russian Spies


“If somebody called from a country, Norway,” Donald Trump famously told ABC News’ George Stephanopolous in 2019 when asked if he thought foreign interference in a U.S. election was kosher, “‘we have information on your opponent’—oh, I think I’d want to hear it.”

Turns out, his invitation was accepted, except not by fjord-dwelling Scandinavians. A newly declassified U.S. intelligence assessment has found that a quintet of U.S. enemies—Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Cuba and Venezuela—all tried to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election, with the first two doing the heavy-lifting.

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