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Clapper: Russians Have Been Interfering in U.S. Elections Since 1960s

The former Director of National Intelligence told CNN that Russian interference has been a mainstay of every modern election.

By NTK Staff | 02.18.2018 @10:21am

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper told CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday that Russian interference has been a constant in every presidential election since the 1960s, but the most recent effort had been “unprecedented.”

“This is not the first time [the Russians have] done things like this,” Clapper said. “We have records of their attempts to interfere in our electoral process going back to the 1960s.”

“There’s always been this ambient level of Soviet or Russian activity, involvement, and attempts to influence our election,” he added.

The former DNI said that Russian interference efforts often appear “innocent enough” but evolve into threatening active measures.

“Never before have we seen an effort like this,” Clapper remarked. “This was unprecedented.”

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