Then finally we investigate the disconnect between the DHS Inspector General’s report revealing how Trump’s Acting Head of DHS buried information on Russian interference in the 2020 election and today’s bill introduced by Senator Tom Cotton and Congresswoman Lauren Boebert to defund the DHS’s newly formed Disinformation Governance Board. Joining us is Laura Thornton, director and senior fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. Previously, she was director of global programs at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance where she managed multiple teams across Europe focused on constitution-building, parliamentary process, elections, gender and inclusion, political parties, and democracy assessment and analysis.

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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