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Unite against Russian meddling

Regarding our national security: We face a cyber threat from Russia that should span party line loyalty. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Seventeen national intelligence groups, the FBI, CIA and even German and British intelligence, say that Russia hacked our country’s computers to influence our national elections. Donald Trump and most Republicans appear to view those actions as unimportant, sadly, and in so doing, help make our country less secure.

John McCain and Lindsey Graham, two exceptional Republicans, appreciate the gravity of this situation, along with most Democrats. These people will seek an independent investigation into the matter, as they should.

Some Republicans say this is partisan “sour grapes reaction” to bring the election. John McCain says Vladimir Putin is a butcher and a murderer and a serious threat to our democracy. This is not a partisan matter.

J. Gary Kavanagh


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