aside Rob Reiner’s “Committee To Investigate Russia” Is A Great Resource About Russia’s Attack On USA

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This is an update of an earlier post…

Rob Reiner and foreign relations experts have banded together to form the Committee to Investigate Russia. Its mission is to highlight the fact of Russian interference/ attack on our US democracy and to provide a one stop resource of all the actors and moving parts of the Trump-Russian saga. Here is the link: InvestigateRussia.org,

Here is the rest of the story… 

On September 19, 2017, Ted Johnson of Variety penned the following report, “Rob Reiner Helps Launch Committee to Investigate Russia.”

“Director Rob Reiner is joining a new group called the Committee to Investigate Russia, to highlight what is known about the Russian threat to interfere with American elections and other institutions.”

“The committee was scheduled to go live with a website on 9/19/17,  InvestigateRussia.org,  as well as a video featuring Morgan Freeman. Reiner and David Frum of The Atlantic were expected to announce the launch of the group.”

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“The committee’s advisory board members include Reiner; James Clapper, the former director of National Intelligence; Charlie Sykes, the conservative political commentator; Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.”

Norman J. Ornstein
Norman J. Ornstein

“In an interview, Reiner said that they are hoping to be a “one-stop shop where people can come and be made aware pop what the breaking news stories are today, the various investigations, what stages they are in, but also to the understand the history, and what the Soviet Union and now Russia has been trying to do for many, many years.” He also said that a goal is to understand “what cyberwarfare is all about.”

“Through Facebook and through other means, they were able to infect our democracy and our election system,” he said. “People don’t get it I guess because they don’t feel it. It is like walking around with high blood pressure. You don’t feel bad, and then before you know it you drop dead from a heart attack. My concern is people don’t understand the gravity of what they were able to do.”

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“The non-partisan committee will feature explanatory material on its website, as well as a social media campaign, daily newsletter, and breaking news updates. The announcement did not mention Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference and whether there were any connections to the campaign of Donald Trump.”

“Qne of the reasons for forming the group is that, in contrast to the days of the Cold War, “it’s a lot harder to recognize today’s cyber attacks and espionage from Russia, but the goal is the same — to undermine our country. This isn’t about politics. This is about ensuring the Russians cannot wage war on us without Americans knowing it and making sure our elected leaders do something about it.”

“Frum was special assistant to President George W. Bush. He is not an advisory board member, but has written extensively on Russia’s role in the 2016 campaign. He said that the stories on Russia can be difficult for the general public to absorb and even “a little daunting,” and that Reiner was someone “with a great talent to reach the largest possible national audience with an understanding of what has happened and what more we need to know.”

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“Reiner and his wife Michele were founding members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which challenged California’s Proposition 8 in federal court. The state initiative was overturned, clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California and a prelude to marriage equality nationwide.”

“He said of his latest effort, “Success will be when we have some kind of bipartisan commission outside of our current political structure that can really look at this and make real recommendations as to what can be done to make our country and our democracy more secure.”

5 comments

  1. What a great site! One can spend all day visiting various media outlets trying to get the whole picture, and here is everything you need to know under one roof, so to speak. Thanks for sharing … I have added this to my list of daily places to visit! Hugs!!!

    • Dear Jill,

      This is a very useful site. These leaders got together from the left and the right to create this website. They were worried that the fact that the USA was attacked bigly by a Russian cyber-attack campaign has been lost in all the political mire.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. Russia is BUSTED on Facebook!

    “The full extent of Russia’s involvement in last year’s elections still isn’t fully known, which is one reason special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating. But Russian interests, among other things, purchased ads on Facebook that generally praised Donald Trump—the Kremlin’s preferred candidate—while deriding his opponent, Hillary Clinton. In general, it’s illegal for foreign interests to run ads in the United States on behalf of political candidates.

    Russian operatives also appear to have created millions of fake accounts on both Facebook and Twitter, meant to fill social media with pro-Trump propaganda. That’s not necessarily illegal, but it does tarnish the trustworthiness of the two platforms and raise questions about whether they are tacit contributors in the possible tilting of an election.

    Mueller has already obtained data from Facebook on the Russian ads and related matters, presumably using subpoena power. Congressional committees, also investigating Russian meddling in the election, have also asked for information. Facebook initially refused. But Zuckerberg now says he’ll give Congress much or all of the information Mueller has, including 3,000 Russian ads that ran on the platform last year. (That means they’ll probably leak soon to the press.)”

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zuckerberg-acknowledges-russians-exploited-facebook-last-years-election-202101016.html

  3. Dear !EarthUnited,

    Thanks for the reference about Russia’s usage of Facebook and Twitter during 2016 to influence the presidential election’s outcome.

    I am pleased that all of Russia’s tactics are being exposed. This helps us to limit this power for the future and not just against Russia but from other countries.

    I have been worried that the US lawmakers were not taking this event as seriously as they should for political reasons. It is time for them to place the national security of the USA before their party interests.

    Hugs, Gronda

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