Anne Applebaum|How U.S. presidents missed the Russia threat — until it was much, much too late

How U.S. presidents missed the Russia threat — until it was much, much too late

“I feel like we sort of choked.” That’s how one former administration official

recently described

President Barack Obama’s failure to react to intelligence reports on Kremlin attempts to influence the U.S. election. Plenty of other people — including, with extraordinary cynicism,

President Trump

— have also asked why more wasn’t done.

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