@phoenetia said in US Politics:
Results on Russian interference show how attitudes about political issues can harden. Even though U.S. intelligence agencies have reported “with high confidence” that Russia sought to influence the 2016 election, four in 10 Americans either don’t think it happened (31 percent) or are unsure (9 percent), and recent disclosures haven’t changed that.
Amongst other findings, I found this astounding. I can guess to the reasoning most would put up behind this position (WMoD! Deep State! The Emails! The Runway! Benghazi! The Memo! The Letter! The Kenyan!) but on the balance of actual evidence, its far more likely that the intelligence agencies are telling the truth and not being directed purely by political motives.
Intelligence agencies are very political beasts, so not sure that guess is a good one. Until we see the evidence or someone actually gets prosecuted it's just hot air.
I'm way more interested in if Kushner has been making any head way on updating the IT infrastructure in the US, particularly cyber defence. We are in a new Cold War with numerous daily attacks happening, and it's only a matter of time before one of these attacks is on important infrastructure.
Russia has been practising some of their techniques in the Ukraine, and that's not to mention China, or even bloody North Korea.