Carole Cadwalladr+ Your Authors @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Jul. 21, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

WHOAH!! So much for no smoking gun. The #RussiaReport is utterly damning about the failure of the intelligence services to protect our democratic processes.

'In response for our written request for evidence, MI5 provided just 6 lines of text'

Threat of foreign interference only recognised after DNC 'hack & leak'.

'Had the relevant parts of the Intelligence Community conducted a similar assessment prior to the referendum, it is inconceivable that they would not have reached the same conclusion as to Russian intent'

EXTRAORDINARY. MI5 & 6 literally did nothing. Why??

'We have not been provided with any post-referendum assessment of Russian interference. [REDACTED] in stark contrast to Russian interference in 2016 presidential election where an intel assessment was produced within 2 months'

Four years. We've had four years of news reports & academic research: 'open source evidence'. And the spooks didn't even cross-match the social media accounts! They literally don't even appear to have read the newspapers...


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