In Trump's collusion with Putin, 'follow the dead bodies'

The Kremlin.

The Kremlin.

“U.S. senators probing possible links between Russia and the Trump team have been told to ‘follow the dead bodies’ as they hunt for evidence of the Kremlin’s involvement in last year’s presidential election.

‘’Appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, national security expert {and former FBI special agent} Clint Watts said several Russians linked to the investigation into Kremlin disinformation activities have been killed in the past three months.

‘’The alleged murders were carried out not only in Russia, but in Western countries as well, Mr. Watts said.

‘’He also accused Donald Trump of using the same techniques employed by Russian operatives against his own political opponents.

‘’Asked by Republican Sen. James Lankford (R.-Okla.) why Vladimir Putin’s supposed tactics of attempting to influence the U.S. election were ‘much more engaging this time in our election,’ Mr Watts replied: 'I think this answer is very simple and is what no one is really saying in this room.

“'The reason active measures have worked in this U.S. election is because the commander-in-chief has used Russian active measures at times against his opponents.'''

‘’’Active measures’ is a term used during the Cold War to describe political warfare carried out by the Russian security services to undermine a rival power.’’

-- From The Independent newspaper, London

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