James Bamford talks about the case of Maria Butina, a young Russian woman educated in the U.S. who was accused of spying for the Russians and sabotaging the 2016 presidential election. Butina was indicted and spent months in solitary confinement, which is technically classified as a form of torture. Bamford believes the case was a set up from the very beginning.
Discussed on the show:
- “The Russian Spy Who Wasn’t” (The New Republic)
- “2/15/19 Daniel McAdams on the Death of Congressman Walter Jones” (The Libertarian Institute)
- “Walter Jones Made the Yemen Vote Happen” (The American Conservative)
- “H.Con.Res.138” (Library of Congress)
- “Red Sparrow (2018)” (IMDb)
- Robert Hanssen
- “My Friend, the Spy” (The New York Times)
- “12/21/18 Sharon Tennison on Citizen Diplomacy with Russia During the Cold War” (The Libertarian Institute)
- “Federal Prosecutors Need a Watchdog, Too” (The New York Times)
- Liberty City Seven
- “2/15/19 Gareth Porter on the FBI Putsch Against Trump” (The Libertarian Institute)
- “Bush wrong to use pretext as excuse to invade Iraq” (USA Today)
- “The Man Who Sold the War” (Common Dreams)
James Bamford is a journalist, professor, documentary film maker, and the author of Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency and A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies. Find him on Twitter @WashAuthor.
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