Friday, July 13, 2018

Avoid Thinking Politically

In my remarks, I have not identified the victims.  When we confront foreign interference in American elections, it is important for us to avoid thinking politically as Republicans or Democrats and instead to think patriotically as Americans.  Our response must not depend on which side was victimized.

The Internet allows foreign adversaries to attack America in new and unexpected ways.  Free and fair elections are always hard-fought and contentious.  There will always be adversaries who seek to exacerbate our divisions and try to confuse, divide, and conquer us.  So long as we are united in our commitment to the values enshrined in the Constitution, they will not succeed.

-- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in a statement announcing indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers for election hacking, 13 July 2018

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