Russia’s interference in the 2016 election

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photograph at the beginning of a one-on-one meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photograph at the beginning of a one-on-one meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

Guest: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

The U.S. Intelligence agencies have concluded that, without question, the Russians tried to influence the 2016 Presidential election. But did their meddling have any impact on the outcome?  KATHLEEN HALL JAMIESON, communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has done an in-depth analysis of the data – intelligence reports, indictments, media accounts, and scholarly research—and concludes that it is very likely that Donald Trump’s win was because of Russian involvement. Jamieson lays out her case in a new book, Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President: What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know.

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