2020 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia authorized extensive efforts to hurt the candidacy of Joseph R. Biden Jr. during the election last year, including by mounting covert operations to influence people close to President Donald J. Trump, according to a declassified intelligence report released on Tuesday [Mar. 16, 2021].

The report did not name those people but seemed to refer to the work of Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, who relentlessly pushed accusations of corruption about Mr. Biden and his family involving Ukraine…

A companion report by the Justice and Homeland Security Departments also rejected false accusations promoted by Mr. Trump’s allies in the weeks after the vote that Venezuela or other countries had defrauded the election.

The reports, compiled by career officials, amounted to a repudiation of Mr. Trump, his allies and some of his top administration officials.”

-Julian E. Barnes, “Russian Interference in 2020 Included Influencing Trump Associates, Report Says,” nytimes.com, Mar. 16, 2021