The Backchannel
The Backchannel
Apr 8, 2019
Extremely Offline: Cenk Uygur and Michael Tracey on the Mueller Report and Media Accountability — Russiagate Part 1
Play • 1 hr 23 min

With the Mueller Report completed, many are still left wondering what exactly occurred in the 2016 election. Did the Russian government work with the Trump campaign to hack Clinton campaign emails? Did the Trump administration engage in collusion with the Russian government to impact the election? 

While we don't have the full text of the report, the answer appears to be no.

But many political watchers are still skeptical. Cenk Uygur, the co-founder of The Young Turks, is one of those skeptics. He thinks that the report far from exonerates President Trump and that some form of illicit collaboration between the Russian government and Trump is likely.

Freelance journalist Michael Tracey, on the other hand, thinks that the entire saga has been dramatically exaggerated by a combination of Democratic Party officials looking for a scapegoat for their 2016 election loss and a liberal media susceptible to Russiophobia.

Welcome to the Russiagate episode of Extremely Offline.

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