9/5/18 Gareth Porter on DHS ‘Russian Hacking’ Claims

9/5/18 Gareth Porter on DHS ‘Russian Hacking’ Claims

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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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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