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Unravelling Russian plot to subvert 2016 US election, and its aftermath

For 2 years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack - hacked emails, social media fraud, suspected spies - and Trump's claims that it's all a hoax

Scott Shane & Mark Mazzetti | NYT 

ON AN OCTOBER AFTERNOON BEFORE THE 2016 ELECTION, a huge banner was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City: Vladimir V. Putin against a Russian-flag background, and the unlikely word “Peacemaker” below. It was a daredevil happy birthday to the Russian president, who was turning 64. In November, shortly after Donald J. Trump eked out a victory that Moscow had worked to assist, an even bigger banner appeared, this time on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington: the face of President Barack Obama and “Goodbye Murderer” in big red ...

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First Published: Fri, September 21 2018. 08:43 IST