(U.S. News & World Report) – Political polarization over the Russia hack undermines America's readiness to respond to an ongoing threat. – News about potential Donald Trump administration ties to Russia continues to leak, with the latest developments concerning former foreign policy adviser Carter Page's meetingswith high-level Russian officials.
But in the midst of political sparring, a more serious story is getting lost: The political polarization that surrounds the multiple Russia inquiries risks undermining America's readiness to respond to an ongoing threat.
According to a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 73 percent of Democrats say they think Russia's hacking of the 2016 presidential election poses a major threat to our next elections. Only 17 percent of Republicans concur. This is a striking turnaround from a party traditionally known to be tough on Russia.
To be clear, among those of us who watch Russia for a living, there is little doubt that the threat is very real and very serious, a view shared by experts from both Democratic and Republican administrations. […]
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