Gareth Porter rejoins the show for an update on the Russian election hacking allegations. He reviews the evidence as presented by various media outlets and intelligence agencies, explaining why each story doesn’t amount to much of anything on its own, and thus we shouldn’t conclude, simply because there are a lot of different stories, that there’s something to the overall narrative of Russian meddling. If anything, in fact, it’s the intelligence community itself that is trying to call the 2016 election results into question.
Discussed on the show:
- “How the Department of Homeland Security Created a Deceptive Tale of Russia Hacking US Voter Sites” (Consortium News)
- “Hackers Target Election Systems in 20 States” (NBC)
- “Former DNI Clapper: Intelligence assessment ‘cast doubt’ on Trump’s victory” (CNN)
- Fancy Bear
- “Russian Hackers Appear to Shift Focus to U.S. Power Grid” (New York Times)
- Guccifer 2.0
Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state, and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter and listen to Gareth’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show.
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