Even after Russiagate was debunked as a hoax, this conspiracy theory lives on. In fact, it appears to have become part and parcel of our political discourse. If you oppose someone or an idea, all you have to do is blame Putin and Russia. No facts necessary, slurs and factless claims now suffice. CrossTalking with Patrick Lawrence and Daniel McAdams:
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