Rep. Liz Cheney speaks as the House of Representatives debate the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in December in Washington. Cheney recently argued that China and Russia are trying to spur a “green revolution” in the U.S. in an attempt to disrupt American energy production. Both the Chinese and Russian governments have vested interests in meddling in American affairs.
As America’s principal adversaries on the international stage, both governments have been antagonists of the United States for generations, from key differences at the close of Russia and the United States’ uneasy alliance during World War II to the Cuban Missile Crisis all the way to the 2016 election, when Russia attempted to affect voter behavior online and influence the result, intelligence agencies have concluded.
While the president’s collegial and deferential tone toward the actions of Russian leader Vladimir Putin continue to elicit speculation in the national press, representatives from both the Republican and Democratic parties have regularly raised concerns about Russia’s role on the international stage, from the country’s development of a pipeline into Germany to the assassination of those who rise to challenge Putin’s grip on the country. Earlier this week, FBI director Christopher Wray […]
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