Read any two of the following documents related to alleged Russian election interference:
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U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (2017 January). Assessing Russian activities and intentions in recent U.S. elections. Available online: https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf
Russian indictment #1 with details of the influence campaign–U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Grand Jury (2018 February). [Indictment of Internet Research Agency and others]. Available online: https://www.justice.gov/file/1035477/download
Russian indictment #2 with details of the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other Clinton campaign-connected computers–U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Grand Jury (2018 July). [Indictment of Russian military officers] Available online: https://www.justice.gov/file/1080281/download
Criminal complaint against Russian KHUSYAYNOVAwith details of the strategy, messages, and financing of the influence campaign—U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (2018 September). Available online : https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/375-elena-khusyaynova-complaint/fb8206c10a6434cf2669/optimized/full.pdf#page=1
TASK #1: After reading these documents, do you believe the Russians attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election? Why or why not? Make sure you identify the two documents you read and any other references you used.
TASK #2: Regardless of how you responded to TASK #1, provide three questions that you think still need to be addressed with regard to possible foreign interference in US elections.
TASK #3: Look at this collection of specific survey questions and responses on Russia, taken from various opinion polls: http://www.pollingreport.com/russia.htm. After examining these data, what can you say about what Americans think about Russian involvement in election meddling in the US? What might this mean for US national security policy?
BONUS (3 points): Who/what are Julian Assange, Roger Stone, and Wikileaks and how are they connected to Russian election meddling?