Russia Spent $300+ Million To Swing Elections

WaPo headline: Russia spent millions on secret global political campaign, U.S. intelligence finds

By Missy Ryan
Updated September 13, 2022 at 6:51 p.m. EDT|Published September 13, 2022 at 3:34 p.m. EDT

Russia has secretly funneled at least $300 million to foreign political parties and candidates in more than two dozen countries since 2014 in an attempt to shape political events beyond its borders, according to a new U.S. intelligence review.


“By shining this light on Russian covert political financing and Russian attempts to undermine democratic processes, we’re putting these foreign parties and candidates on notice that if they accept Russian money secretly we can and we will expose it,” the official said.


Assessments by both U.S. spy agencies and a bipartisan Senate investigation concluded that Russia under President Vladimir Putin launched a campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election to assist then-candidate Donald Trump.