Scott talks to Paul Robinson about yet another round of claims that President Trump colluded with Russia to disingenuously win the 2016 election. This time, what’s at issue is a trove of emails from Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from his time working as a consultant in Ukraine. Manafort’s ties to Ukraine have long been labeled suspect by the Democrats and the corporate media because they supposedly connect him, by extension, to the Russian government. But Robinson explains that while working with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Manafort was actually advancing strongly anti-Russian interests by helping to negotiate an Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. As usual, the actual evidence doesn’t matter to those who are already convinced of a narrative, and who will do anything to advance what they see as their own righteous cause.
Discussed on the show:
- “Proof of collusion at last!” (Irrussianality)
- Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win
- “07/25/16 – Jeffrey Carr” (The Scott Horton Show)
- “Rubio Statement on Senate Intel Release of Volume 5 of Bipartisan Russia Report – Press Releases” (U.S. Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio)
- “Trump’s Troop Withdrawal Is a ‘Disingenuous’ Election Year Ploy, Officials Say” (The Daily Beast)
Paul Robinson is a professor at the University of Ottawa who writes about Russian and Soviet history, military history, and military ethics. He is the author of many books, including Russian Conservatism. You can follow Robinson’s work on his blog, Irrussianality.
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