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The DNC Hack and Democracy

Kate Martin discusses why the argument that the DNC hack represents business as usual in the cyber espionage game ignores the significant threats posed to democracy and rule of law.

Last Tuesday, Jack Goldsmith published a remarkable series of tweets about the apparent Russian hack and publication of confidential DNC emails on the eve of the Democratic presidential convention. Goldsmith made the surprising claim that if Russia hacked the DNC and published its communications, the US is also not “innocent.”

Goldsmith appears to imply that the US has lost its standing to object to what, if reports are true, is an unprecedented operation by a foreign state to steal the private communications of an American political party and publish those communications in an obvious effort to discredit the party and influence the election.

The above excerpt was originally published in Just Security. Click here to view the full article.

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Kate Martin

Senior Fellow