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Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile to the Trump agenda, according to interviews and documents.–New York Times

Mark Mazzette and Adam Goldman, reporting in a front page article in The New York Times for Sunday, March 8, report on infiltration of domestic organizations by operatives with close ties to the Trump Administration.

Erik Prince, the brother of controversial Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is linked to efforts to infiltrate and damage the National Federation of Teachers, which Secretary DeVos has attacked as having a stranglehold on politicians.

Whether or not the Trump Administration can be directly linked to spies working on its behalf, these activities aren’t fair play. Moles, hidden cameras, stolen documents have no place in our society. Even though Nixon had to resign and courts have ruled against these practices repeatedly, they go on unrestrained. Rather than government of, by, and for the people, this is government of, by and for government.

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