T: Opening our event with @MarkWarner and @MarcoRubio, @FredKempe says: “This event brings together members of Congress and parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle and both sides of the Atlantic… for a discussion of the Kremlin’s interference in democratic elections.” 1/
.@markwarner: "@POTUS’ actions today were outrageous. The president of the United States sided with Vladimir Putin over the unanimous assessment of the American intelligence community."
.@marcorubio: "What @POTUS said today is not accurate. The intelligence community has assembled probably an unparalleled amount of evidence in regards to the Russian–not just efforts to interfere in 2016 but ongoing efforts to interfere American society." 3/
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.@markwarner: "To think that the Russian attempts to penetrate are limited to just our election infrastructure is wrong: they're trying to penetrate all of our systems. 4/
Warner: "I sometimes worry that we're buying the world's best 20th century military when conflict in the 21st century... in this asymmetrical realm of misinformation and disinformation information... we have to really up our game." 5/
.@marcorubio: "I think the problem we have here is we don't interfere in Putin's elections, primarily because he doesn't really have elections, and the other side of it is he denies having done it." 6/
.@marcorubio: "We as a society have an obligation, at a bare minimum... to ask ourselves... just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's true." 7/ #RussiaFactor
.@marcorubio: "Vladimir Putin's number one objective was to sow instability and doubt, and to sow division in our society...almost two years after the election we are still deeply divided over whether it even happened, and how it happened." 8/
.@markwarner: "@POTUS and the President of Russia had a meeting and @POTUS sided with the Russian interpretation. If Kennedy had accepted Khrushchev's allegations there were no missiles in Cuba, we'd live in a very different world." 9/
.@marcorubio: "At one point today when he was asked, Vladimir Putin said I wanted him to win. He clearly understood how that would be perceived in American politics." 10/
Sen @MarkWarner: "Putin has been very successful at dividing our nation. This is a threat to open democracies… NATO is more than a defense treaty… we are aligned because we are countries that believe in rule of law, a free press, and one person one vote…" #RussiaFactor 11/12
Sen @MarkWarner: "…Those are values and I just wish we heard more from this President reafirming those values rather than [siding] with President Putin against his own intelligence community." 12/end
Follow @ACEurasia for more on Russian disinformation & how to fight back.
Did you miss our event this afternoon on the truth of the Kremlin’s election inteference?

No problem!

Watch this video thread for viewpoints that are starkly different from what you saw coming out of Helsinki this morning.

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Disturbed by what you heard in the news today? Looking for context?

Watch this video thread of our bi-partisan discussion clarifying America’s interest in having fair elections free of foreign interference at home and abroad.

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