Non-partisan Group to Inform Americans on Russia Security Threat

A new non-partisan group was created to aim to inform Americans about the security threat that Russia is posing with the ongoing meddling in U.S. affairs.

The Committee to Investigate Russia intends to “help Americans recognize and understand the gravity of Russia’s continuing attacks on our democracy” by providing “a comprehensive and easy-to-understand website, extensive social media campaign, daily newsletter, expert analysis, and breaking news updates,” according to a The Hill.

The intelligence committee of the U.S. said that it is possible Russia hacked Democratic groups that led up to the 2016 election, with an intention to increase the possibility of President Donald Trump to reach the White House.

The new campaign plans to pull together “hundreds of sources to connect the dots” of Kremlin’s meddling efforts so that users can access the widespread data in one central online site:

The committee is planning to release a video of actor Morgan Freeman talking about “Russia’s continuing attacks on our democracy.”

The group hopes to collect enough information to make it clear to the federal government that Russia is a “critical national security issue” that it must act on and protect the nation from further interference.

The Committee’s Advisory Board, which will oversee the progress of the non-profit organization, includes top influencers from both sides of the aisle including Atlantic Senior Editor David Frum, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Max Boot, American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Norman Ornstein, and others.

“This isn’t about politics, which is why this project is backed by both conservatives and liberals and people with such deep national security expertise,” said director and Democratic activist Rob Reiner, who also sits on the Advisory Board.

“It’s about a foreign invasion. It’s important that every American, regardless of party, can stay informed about and understand this critical threat.”

Despite Russia’s long history of subversive tactics, the press release says the Kremlin’s recent covert campaigns are making its ill-intentioned efforts harder to detect.

“During the Cold War, the threat from the Soviets was clear. 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,” the press release continued.

“This isn’t about politics. This is about ensuring the Russians cannot wage war on us without Americans knowing about it and making sure our elected leaders do something about it.”

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