42 years ago, a Russian leader privately pledged his government’s support for a president’s reelection: “We for our part will do everything we can to make that happen,” Leonid Brezhnev said to Gerald Ford.
Never before reported: Brezhnev's Secret Pledge to 'Do Everything We Can' to Re-Elect Gerald Ford
Jan Lodal, longtime policymaker & fellow wonk, recalls precedent of Kremlin leader offering help to GOP candidate.
Fascinating first-hand account of the time Russians tried to tip a US presidential election — in 1975. By Jan Lodal.