Trump-Comey Feud Eclipses a Warning on Russia: ‘They Will Be Back’

To Inform is to Influence

An image of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was projected on a screen during an economic forum in St. Petersburg this month. There is no evidence that Russia has stopped trying to meddle in the American electoral system. Credit Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

WASHINGTON — Lost in the showdown between President Trump and James B. Comey that played out this past week was a chilling threat to the United States. Mr. Comey, the former director of the F.B.I., testified that the Russians had not only intervened in last year’s election, but would try to do it again.

“It’s not a Republican thing or Democratic thing — it really is an American thing,” Mr. Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee. “They’re going to come for whatever party they choose to try and work on behalf of. And they’re not devoted…

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