Hollywood types like Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman are the faces of the new Committee To Investigate Russia website. But the group does go 'off script', says Think Progress, with an advisory board that includes conservative commentator Charles Sykes and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, are also advising. Apparently, no women are qualified to advise on such a critical issue for our country.
In an interview, Reiner said that they are hoping to be a “one-stop shop where people can come and be made aware pop what the breaking news stories are today, the various investigations, what stages they are in, but also to the understand the history, and what the Soviet Union and now Russia has been trying to do for many, many years.," writes Variety. Reiner also said that a goal is to understand “what cyberwarfare is all about.”
“Through Facebook and through other means, they were able to infect our democracy and our election system . . . People don’t get it I guess because they don’t feel it. I guess it is like walking around with high blood pressure. You don’t feel bad, and then before you know it you drop dead from a heart attack. My concern is people don’t understand the gravity of what they were able to do.”
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What feels like information overload reveals how little the public actually knows about the probe's findings.