NightSide – Confusion Over Russia’s Role

BOSTON (CBS) – There has been a lot of talk about the role Russia may or may not have played in the 2016 election. Last week, President Obama levied sanctions against Russia, ordering 35 diplomats to leave the country and announcing that two Russian facilities would be closed. But without the release of any concrete evidence, have American intelligence agencies jumped the gun? Is it wrong for the U.S. government to delegitimize Donald Trump’s presidency before he has even started? Is there misinformation out there regarding the role Russia played in the 2016 campaign? Does it matter what Russia’s methods or goals were if the information they made public was accurate?

Originally broadcast January 3rd, 2017.

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  1. The fact that Trump, who has spent months fawning all over Putin and has business ties in Russia, does not want a thorough investigation into whether Russia did or did not influence a presidential election speaks volumes. One would expect an American President to want to at least get to the bottom of it. Quite the opposite, Trump wants everyone to just “move on.” Say what? Furthermore, the fact that Trump would outright dismiss the findings of the CIA, FBI and other independent cyber security firms to publicly defend Putin is bordering on treason.

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