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Ryan, Rubio may have been targets of damaging Russian social-media campaigns

Mar 30, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Two high-profile Republican members of Congress may have been targets of Russian social-media campaigns to discredit them as recently as this past week, an expert in Kremlin influence-peddling told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

"This past week we observed social-media accounts discrediting U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan," Clint Watts told the committee in a rare open hearing that leaders billed as a "primer" on Russian influence-peddling.

Watts, an expert in ter

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