Trump lawyers ID election denial’s Patient Zero: Russian interference (Philip Bump, November 28, 2023, Washington Post)

[I]n a court filing this week, his attorneys tried a novel argument. It wasn’t really Trump’s fault that people thought the election might have been subverted, they asserted. It was instead at least in part a function of the Russian interference effort in 2016.

You know, that thing that Trump often likes to describe under the umbrella term “the Russia hoax.”