How To Meddle In An Election---Washington Style

The year was 1996. Russia was electing a president to succeed Boris Yeltsin, whose disastrous presidency, marked by the post-Soviet social collapse and a savage war in Chechnya, had brought his approval rating down to the single digits. President Bill Clinton decided that American interests would be best served by finding a way to re-elect Yeltsin despite his deep unpopularity. Yeltsin was ill, chronically alcoholic, and seen in Washington as easy to control. Clinton bonded with him. He was our “Manchurian Candidate.”

 

 

 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/08/18/how-interfere-foreign-election/M4JZpgqpqiOsPXbTKPAu5L/story.html

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