Rational Security: The 'Near Abroad' Edition

By Jen Patja Howell
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 8:00 PM

The Senate Intelligence Committee issues its long-awaited—and very long—report on Russian electoral interference in 2016 and the counterintelligence risks in the Trump campaign. The GAO determines that the leadership is serving illegally. And Belarussians have taken to the streets in protest against another stolen election by long-time strongman Alexander Lukashenko.

Susan is excited to report that Lawfare is publishing a book.

Ben is amused that the FBI tweets the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, but delighted that DHS wrote a memo in response to an article he and Steve Vladek published, acknowledging that they “created confusion.”

And Steve marks the 500th day since DHS had a Senate-confirmed cabinet secretary.