Immediately after President Barack Obama’s January 18 press conference, RT International asked Ray for reaction. Ray drew attention to Obama’s bizarre admission that “the conclusions of the intelligence community with respect to the Russian hacking were not conclusive as to whether WikiLeaks was witting or not in being the conduit through which we heard about the DNC e-mails that were leaked.” Huh? Or Duh. Ray suggested that the reason WikiLeaks might have been “not witting” might be that it was quite sure it was not a “conduit” for a hack or leak by the Russians or anyone else.
January 18, 2017 (seven minutes)
Also discussed: the apogee and nadir in U.S.-Russia relations over the past several years, and how the Western-sponsored coup d’état in Kiev on February 2, 2014 can be (at one and the same time) “the most blatant coup in history” (STRATFOR’s George Friedman) and a virtual non-event for U.S. politicians and media.