Australia’s public broadcasting network gave Hillary Clinton an open mike to defame WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange as “a tool of Russian intelligence” without giving him a chance to respond.
Caught up in the twisted braid of domestic and foreign politics, attitudes toward Russia among U.S. public figures are now driven by a tangled mix of ideology, political convenience, and the profit motive. New emails illuminate Clinton’s participation in this strange dance.
Though Hillary Clinton has blamed numerous factors and people for her loss to Donald Trump in last year’s election, no one has received as much blame as the Russian government. In an effort to avoid blaming the candidate herself by turning the election results into a national scandal, accusations of Kremlin-directed meddling soon