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How ‘Russiagate’ Got So Much Momentum

“The Russians did it” has become the Democratic Party’s go-to excuse to avoid confronting Hillary Clinton’s lack of voter appeal in the 2016 election and how the party lost touch with average Americans.

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Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate

As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE


The Cost of Russiagate (Audio)

Blaming Russia for interference in the U.S. election has prevented the Democratic Party from examining what it did wrong. Consortium News Editor Robert Parry explains how this happened.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism, Maintains Russia Was Not WikiLeaks’ Source (Video)

The founder of WikiLeaks discusses his organization’s role in the 2016 election, America’s current political climate and more in a Democracy Now! interview.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



‘Fake News’ in America: Homegrown, and Far From New

For decades, the media have been dominated by manufactured reports. This skillful manipulation of information erased the lines between fact and opinion and gave rise to the demagogue who will sit in the Oval Office.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE



Demonization of Putin as ‘Personally’ Behind Clinton Hack Is an Old Propaganda Technique

The allegations that the Russian president directed how hacked emails from the Clinton campaign should be used should be treated with a good deal of skepticism.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 READ MORE



Recount! Recount!

I doubt if the election was hacked, but I don’t know for sure. That’s why it’s important to support a growing campaign for a recount.

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 READ MORE



Podesta Emails: Clinton Advisers Discuss Chelsea’s Wedding Tab and the Need to ‘Crush’ Sanders

Another day, another email debacle for the Clinton campaign, courtesy of WikiLeaks. The weekend brought more than one unwelcome surprise from the trove still being released—just in time for the presidential election.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE



James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner and Our Descent Into Pulp Fiction Democracy

Forget WikiLeaks, speeches to Goldman Sachs and the behind-the-scenes machinations of John Podesta. The FBI director’s letter to Congress was the ultimate October surprise.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE



Update: CNN Announces Donna Brazile’s Resignation in Light of New WikiLeaks Revelations

The interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman came under scrutiny as new evidence points to abuses of power. 

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE


Photo of the Week: Obama, Who Let Citigroup Staff His First Cabinet, Calls for Voter Solidarity

A 2008 email made public by WikiLeaks this month revealed that a bank executive essentially picked most of the president’s Cabinet appointments—including the people who bailed out Wall Street. If you want “a chance to shape history,” speak up before this election.

Posted on Oct 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Private Speech by Clinton in 2015 Mentioned Palestinian Rights—Until She Actually Gave It

An early draft of the closed-door talk the presidential candidate gave at a forum created by Haim Saban—a pro-Israel billionaire—included several paragraphs on Palestinian freedom. Then it was edited.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange, Publisher of the Clinton Campaign Emails

For illuminating what the Democratic presidential nominee’s camp does in the dark, the long-confined hacker-turned-journalist is under fresh attack from familiar adversaries and taking hard, if necessary, criticism from erstwhile allies.

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 READ MORE



Naomi Klein Criticizes Glenn Greenwald’s Handling of Clinton Campaign Email Leaks

The writer told The Intercept founder he wasn’t doing enough to support privacy in reporting content hacked from the personal account of John Podesta, the Democratic presidential campaign’s chairman. And Greenwald agreed.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Read Full Contents of Three Hillary Clinton Speeches to Goldman Sachs

The transcripts were obtained via a hack of campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal email account and published online by WikiLeaks.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Ecuador Admits to Cutting Off WikiLeaks Founder’s Internet Because of Podesta Emails

The web access of Julian Assange (pictured) was intentionally shut down by Ecuadorean government officials, who felt the WikiLeaks founder was interfering in the U.S. presidential election. (Updated)

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Catholic Controversy Sparked by WikiLeaks Will Continue Long After 2016 Election

To hear the many howls of protest from conservatives, you’d think that a handful of emails demonstrates that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is a nest of anti-Catholics.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE


What We Know So Far About the Hillary Clinton Campaign’s Leaked Emails

Lee Fang of The Intercept, co-author of the article “Memo Shows What Major Donors Like Goldman Sachs Want From Democratic Party,” discusses what are largely confirmations about Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street, fossil fuels and more.

Posted on Oct 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



WikiLeaks Should Be Applauded for Removing the Mask of U.S. Power

The Clinton campaign and Democratic Party want to bury inconvenient truths. But by choosing to demonize journalistic organizations and deflecting blame to Russia, they are doing a disservice to America.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE



Under Scrutiny for Leaked Emails, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Directs Attention Toward Russia

Without denying the authenticity of the WikiLeaks documents, the Clinton camp has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of using hackers to try to rig the 2016 election in Donald Trump’s favor.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE



Hacked Emails Show Clinton Suggesting She Hides Her True Policy Positions From the Public

The candidate’s supporters in the media have long insisted that she is fundamentally honest. Now, emails hacked allegedly from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta tell a far different story.

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 READ MORE



Panama Papers Name Client of Podesta Group, a Lobbying Firm With Ties to the Clintons

John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, co-founded the Washington advocacy company linked to a Russian bank named in the leaks.

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 READ MORE



Outrage From Within and Without Over Netanyahu Speech at Think Tank With Clinton Ties

Over 100 progressive organizations and individuals, as well as current and former staffers, have criticized the Center for American Progress for inviting the Israeli prime minister to speak.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 READ MORE



Opposing Hillary’s Corporate Campaign: A Response to Joe Conason

In one Truthdig columnist’s rebuttal of another, Scott Tucker takes on what he calls “a piece of Clintonista campaigning” by Joe Conason.

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 READ MORE



In Defense of Hillary Clinton, Democrats Embrace Citizens United Decision

Less than three weeks into her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has already accomplished a stunning feat: unifying large swaths of the Democratic Party to support the 2010 Supreme Court ruling on campaign financing.

Posted on May 1, 2015 READ MORE



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Progressives on the Take

The Podesta brothers are the faces of the so-called progressive wing of the Democratic Party that, like the president himself, will talk a good game of reducing income inequality, while catering to the interests of the very corporations that have initiated the problem. 

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 READ MORE


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