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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Toward the end of 2016, Congress directed the Pentagon to transfer $60 million to the State Department foreign (i.e. Russian) influence in U.S. elections. Another $60 million became available in the next fiscal year but none of either of the funds has yet to be spent. With overwhelming evidence of continued Russian interference why hasn't Rex Tillerson began spending the money to hire people and establish programs to counteract the Russians? Could it be that Trump is so compromised by the Russians and he won't let Tillerson do anything or is Tillerson as guilty of being compromised as Trump is?
The State Department has spent $0 of $120 million allocated by Congress to combat foreign efforts to influence U.S. elections, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

Despite the massive budget, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has done little to thwart a sweeping influence campaign by the Russian government, and an office tasked with countering such efforts has no employees that even speak Russian due to an ongoing hiring freeze.

Tillerson himself has continued to doubt the ability of his department to combat Russia, and just last month said that if Moscow wanted to meddle, it was “going to find ways to do that.”

President Donald Trump has done little himself to combat Russian meddling. Rather, he’s moved to deny the influence of Moscow in his own election, despite many of the nation’s leading intelligence agencies saying otherwise.
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