Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern returns to the show to discuss the merits of Russian interference in American democracy, explaining what he thinks prompted the Russia scandal and why he’s convinced the supposed hack was in fact a leak. McGovern does what he can to analyze the U.S.-Russia tensions from the perspective of Vladimir Putin. McGovern then explains what he means when he says “Deep State” and why he thinks the Carter Page memo is revelatory. Why does this all matter? According to McGovern, the U.S.-Russia relations are as frayed and combustible as they have been at any point since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA’s Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com.
Discussed on the show:
- Robbert Parry, Russia (Consortium News)
- William Binney
- “On Russia, We Need More Reason and Less Frenzy,” by Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation)
- “But, Mr. Putin, You Just Don’t Understand,” by David Swanson (Washington’s Blog)
- “Pope Francis to Congress: Arms industry ‘drenched in blood’” (United Press International)
- Caspar Weinberger
- “Khan Sheikhoun, Syria: The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur,” by Theodore Postol (Global Research)
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