Ron Paul discussed the fake news controversy, Russia blaming and CIA interference in elections in foreign countries on RT. Dr. Paul is more concerned about our government’s fake news.
Paul was asked about reports that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for personally directing a cyberattack that cost her the 2016 presidential election. Dr. Paul called the allegations a “fiasco”.
“I think they’re just agitating, because they lost the election. They’re throwing out accusations and they have no proof,” the former Republican congressman for Texas said.
Why aren’t these same people worried about Clinton’s personal server, he asked.
“The same people who are making all these charges, they didn’t seem to be worried a bit by the secretary of state having a private server,” Paul said, “which made it much easier for Russia or anybody else to know what was going on.”
A Libertarian and non-interventionist, Dr. Paul is more concerned about what he thinks the CIA is doing.
“The American people should be worried about the influence of our CIA in other people’s elections, I mean probably hundreds. It’s constant,” he said, even going as far as to allude to “domestic assassinations” the CIA has allegedly taken part in.
“Our government doesn’t change a whole lot,” Paul explained. “The people, who behind the scenes control the government, are always the same. And I consider that to be the case in most governments.”
“The propagandists are on the side of the people who want us to be intervening around the world, and I imagine that because Trump has suggested maybe we ought to do a little bit less of that, maybe they don’t like that idea, and they want to discredit him for that approach,” Paul said.
Fake news came up and he made a good point about the government working with Facebook. “Fake news comes from our own government,” he said.
“If it’s a private organization,” Paul said, “they have a right to monitor. And they probably will make mistakes, but that is so much different than when a company like Facebook works with the government. That’s where the real danger is.”