In a memo to President Trump, former U.S. intelligence officers cite forensic studies that indicate data was leaked (not hacked) by a DNC insider, then doctored to incriminate Russia.
Cyber-criminal efforts to hack into U.S. government databases are epidemic, and this ugly reality is being exploited to foist blame on the Kremlin and fuel hysteria.
By demanding nations put more money into the military alliance, the president may cause some Europeans to rethink anti-Russian propaganda.
With scoops based on leaks and unnamed sources, news consumers should view all reports on the investigation with skepticism.
So far, the scandal has been smoke and mirrors, with no chargeable offenses and not a scintilla of convincing proof of Russian meddling in the election.
Information from President Obama's intelligence chiefs raises new doubts about a Jan. 6 report and its allegation that Russia "hacked" the 2016 election.
Many Trump-haters see the investigation as the likeliest means to impeachment—an end they think desirable even if it plays into the hands of neocons and other warmongers.
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.
By pushing anti-Russian McCarthyism as an attack strategy against President Trump, Democrats—and progressives like Maddow—are encouraging a costly and dangerous new Cold War.