11/6/17 Ray McGovern updates the latest Russia-gate news

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Ray McGovern returns to discuss the latest developments in the Russia-gate scandal, specifically his article for Consortium News “More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative.” McGovern says he’s never seen a more successful disinformation campaign and reiterates that if there was a hack, the NSA would know, which strongly suggests that it was a leak. McGovern accounts for why the Clinton campaign was so successful in creating a Russia bogeyman, which has been the gift that keeps on giving. McGovern believes that thanks to both Clinton and Trump, tensions between the United States and Russia are as dangerous as they’ve ever been—and reminds everyone that, unlike Saddam Hussein, Russia indeed has weapons of mass destruction (which is, of course, a reason to avoid war).

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:

  • “01/13/17 – William Binney on Russian hacking, NSA spying, and counterproductive means of fighting terrorism” (The Scott Horton Show)
  • Ed Loomis (Frontline)
  • Donald Rumsfeld (WikiQuote)
  • Guccifer 2.0
  • “Hillary Clinton says Vladimir Putin’s Crimea occupation echoes Hitler” (The Guardian)
  • “Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower?” by Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept)
  • “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections” (Office of the DNI)
  • “Intel Vets Challenge ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence,” by VIPS (Antiwar.com)
  • “Time to Reassess the Roles Played by Guccifer 2.0 and Russia in the DNC ‘Hack’,” by Scott Ritter (TruthDig)
  • “A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack,” by Patrick Lawrence (The Nation)
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel
  • “Huffington Post Pulls Down Article That Runs Afoul of DNC/HuffPost Guidelines on Russia-gate,” by Ray McGovern (RayMcGovern.com)
  • “It’s not Russia that’s pushed Ukraine to the brink of war” (The Guardian)
  • Seymour Hersch
  • “The Mystery of Ray McGovern’s Arrest,” by Ray McGovern (Consortium News)
  • “Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier” (Washington Post)
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