The investigations into Russian meddling are not enough
Evelyn N. Farkas was executive director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism from 2008 to 2009 and deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia during the Obama administration.
The leaders of the U.S. intelligence community, crammed shoulder-to-shoulder last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Congress two things: First, Russia is going to escalate its election meddling efforts this year. Second, the president has not directed the intelligence community or an interagency group to actively counter Russian interference.
The intelligence heads assured the American people that they will be monitoring and reporting on Russian activities, but that won’t be enough. We need a bipartisan, congressionally mandated commission to examine Russia’s attempt to influence the 2016 elections and to make recommendations to prevent a repeat operation.