Maddow: British Intel Agency GCHQ First Reported Russian Ties with Trump Campaign

‘The Guardian reports that as far back at 2015 GCHQ picked up signals intelligence of, quote, members of Donald Trump’s campaign team having contact with Russian intelligence operatives’

Maddow: British Intel Agency GCHQ First Reported Russian Ties With Trump Campaign (RealClearPolitics)

The Intercept conducted a quantitative study of all 28 TRMS episodes in the six-week period between February 20 and March 31. Russia-focused segments accounted for 53 percent of these broadcasts.

That figure is conservative, excluding segments where Russia was discussed, but was not the overarching topic.

Maddow’s Russia coverage has dwarfed the time devoted to other top issues, including Trump’s escalating crackdown on undocumented immigrants (1.3 percent of coverage); Obamacare repeal (3.8 percent); the legal battle over Trump’s Muslim ban (5.6 percent), a surge of anti-GOP activism and town halls since Trump took office (5.8 percent), and Trump administration scandals and stumbles (11 percent).

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