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The Alliance For Securing Democracy is popping up in the mainstream press during the President Trump impeachment saga to offer supposed expertise on Russian disinformation. Though presented in the mainstream media as a credible source of punditry, Alliance For Securing Democracy is actually a group of bipartisan anti-Trump neocon/neoliberal operatives closely linked to the Deep State.

The Alliance For Securing Democracy was recently cited in the Washington Post article “Russian spies hacked Ukrainian gas company at heart of Trump impeachment trial, company says,” by Ellen Nakashima, and the New York Times article ‘Chaos Is The Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020.”

The group clearly exists to push the narrative that Russians and other disinformation agents are influencing the 2020 election as Democrat allies gear up to push for increased censorship of pro-Trump information on the Internet, and it also seems to find time to criticize President Trump’s trade policy. The group has a new 2.0 version of its “Hamilton 68” dashboard for monitoring supposed Russian influence online.

The group’s Advisory Council includes former Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, Hillary Clinton campaign boss John Podesta, Bush Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff, John McCain operative David Kramer (who infamously circulated the discredited anti-Trump Christopher Steele dossier in the nation’s capital), Obama’s Russia ambassador Mike McFaul, and Hillary Clinton’s State Department deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan (who testified that he used non-secure email along with Clinton), in addition to various other statist Intel-World radicals and former government officials.

The group has over 175 individual and foundation donors, and lists six of them on its “Supporters” page, including Democracy Fund founded by ebay founder Pierre Omidyar, the Sandler Foundation, and the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust named for Eliot Spitzer’s parents.

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“The Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD), a bipartisan initiative housed at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, develops comprehensive strategies to deter, defend against, and raise the costs on authoritarian efforts to undermine and interfere in democratic institutions. ASD brings together experts on disinformation, malign finance, emerging technologies, elections integrity, economic coercion, and cybersecurity, as well as regional experts, to collaborate across traditional stovepipes and develop cross-cutting frameworks,” the organization’s website states.

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