We don’t know how bad it’s going to be, but the chances for violence are greater than in any recent previous election... [President Trump's comments to the Proud Boys, telling them to "stand back and stand by" is] a message that many counterterrorism analysts perceived as a dog whistle, or maybe just a regular whistle, to the far-right.
Russia wants chaos and violence serves that, violence divides, violence reduces trust in institutions....[In terms of Russia's support for white nationalists,] what happens if we find that there is an individual who was triggered by something Russia-linked? What does that mean? Does it simply get lost in the noise? Or is it that Russia becomes responsible for the deaths of several Americans? I think that Russia is playing with fire, and under Trump that hasn't been a big deal, because he has downplayed it. But under a traditional Republican or someone like Joe Biden it'd be a much bigger deal.