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Stephen Colbert is troubled by the increasing evidence of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election, But he is more troubled to hear many Republicans dismissing or even justifying the Kremlin’s hacking, telling the New York Times, “if that’s what it took…”

Equally disturbing and weird to Colbert was the episode last week when C-SPAN’s broadcast from the House floor suddenly cut out — and was replaced by Russia Today, the Kremlin-sponsored cable channel that promotes Trump so assiduously. This was “Russian propaganda broadcast directly from Washington, D.C,” the Late Show host observed. “And that’s not supposed to happen until after January 20…Luckily, I’ve been assured that the CBS feed is secure.”

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WFormer President Trump, right, and former Attorney General William Barr

Reprinted with permission from Press Run

Stunning new abuse-of-power revelations remind us of the Trump administration's complete disregard for democratic principles. We now know that over a span of years it took extraordinary legal measures, including gag orders and secret tribunals, in pursuit of email records from reporters at CNN and the Washington Post. Team Trump also unleashed the courts on Democratic members of Congress and their families trying to obtain private phone records, as well as secretly targeting a key White House attorney, who possibly fell under suspicion for not being sufficiently loyal to Trump.

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