By Paul Waldman
Special To The Washington Post
The Russians are coming for our elections — to disrupt them, to discredit them, and even to affect their outcome. They’ll be coming in 2018, and in 2020. The trouble is that even if we figure out what they’re up to, our own government may be unable or unwilling to stop it.
That’s the conclusion one has to come to upon reading reports like the new one from The Washington Post’s Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Jaffe, which describes how powerless the federal government has been and continues to be in the face of an ongoing war that Vladimir Putin is waging against U.S. democracy. It was hard enough to resist when the executive branch wanted to resist it; who knows how hard it will become as President Donald Trump feels more politically threatened by upcoming elections and Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian