Guests: Malcolm Nance, Ivan Nechepurenko
One of the strangest and unprecedented facets of the election of Donald Trump has been the influence of Russia. Aside from the fact that Trump was unwilling to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin while on the campaign trail, the FBI has since announced that Russian hackers were responsible for hacking the emails within the Democratic National Committee, and it’s been reported that the President-elect was allegedly in contact with Putin throughout the campaign. Many claim that Putin’s disruption of the election process was an attempt to show the world that American democracy is weak. Today on Radio Times, we talk with MALCOLM NANCE, former US Navy counterintelligence officer and author of The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election. We’re also joined by IVAN NECHEPURENKO, a Moscow-based reporter for The New York Times.