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CNN: Trump's Venting Gives Russia Just What It Wants

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:07 AM

President Donald Trump's weekend Twitter spree helped the Kremlin by spreading "mistrust in the institutions of democracy and government," CNN reports.

In the days after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians, Trump sent multiple tweets denying collusion with Russia, attacking the Democratic ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, and trying to link the FBI's failure to prevent the school shooting in Parkland, Florida to the Russia investigation.

"In addition to lashing out against perceived political foes, Trump rejected the congressional and governmental investigations taking place under the checks and balances of the US system and undermined his own national security adviser's warning to Russia at a key international forum," CNN reporter Stephen Collinson wrote on Tuesday.

He quotes former CIA agent Daniel Hoffman, who was stationed in Moscow, who told CNN on Saturday that the purpose of Russia's election interference operation "was to sow discord in our political process ... to degrade trust in our political institutions and then as well to agitate so that we would be at each other's throats over this.

"I think they have succeeded quite well at that," he added.

By attacking the FBI, Justice Department, and members of Congress, Trump has helped Russia's campaign, as "any ebbing of public trust in the bureau as a result of Trump's assaults can only be good news for Russia," Collinson writes, "since the FBI is responsible for detecting and preventing Russian espionage in the United States and depends on public support for its legitimacy."

He concludes that Trump's "weekend of angry tweets, attacking political enemies in the U.S. and institutions that rely on public trust, will only deepen the mystery as to why the president has not done more."

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