By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has issued the following statement regarding a new report that was released by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, that outlines Russian interference in approximately nineteen European countries. Murphy is also a member of the U.S Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“This report needs to be a wake-up call for the Trump administration. The extent of Russia’s interference is not new—we know Russia has brazenly meddled in democracies across the world, including our own,” said Murphy. “Congress passed our Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act with strong bipartisan support, but the Trump administration has not used the tools given to it in this legislation. Congress needs to support additional anti-corruption efforts, and the Trump administration needs to immediately start using the tools Congress provided them to fight back against Russia’s dangerous propaganda and disinformation crusade.”