Journalist and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald went on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News and said Americans should be “extremely skeptical” of a Washington Post report in which the CIA concluded Russia intervened in the U.S. election in an attempt to get Donald Trump elected.
“To begin with, this is a second-hand report so you have somebody whose identity is being shielded describing what the CIA supposedly concluded, laundering that through the Washington Post,” Greenwald said. “These are assertions that are being made completely unaccompanied by any evidence whatsoever, let alone evidence that we can touch and rationally review.
“There’s all kind of reasons to suspect the CIA statements, including the fact that they’re wrong all the time, they’re programmed in a lot of cases to disseminate disinformation and there’s lots of reasons to view them as political actors.”
Greenwald went on to say that no one should “deny” Russia might have done this, “but all you do is ask for evidence before believing it, before embracing it as true. And that alone subjects you to accusations that you might be disloyal, that you’re somehow a tool of the Kremlin. It’s a really toxic environment that I think Democrats have created, a little bit out of desperation and out of political maneuvering as well, but it is quite dangerous.”
Greenwald says the Democrats have “manufactured” this Russian threat and are “digging in further into this losing political attempt.” He said it’s a dangerous path to go down because it can eventually create “unintentional confrontation with a country that can do a lot of damage.”