Hey, it can talk! In this episode of Gaslit Nation, we break down Mueller’s surprise press conference on Thursday with a special guest – Alexandra Chalupa, the independent researcher who was one of the first people in the US to warn officials about Russia’s attack on the 2016 election. We discuss why Mueller broke his silence, the timing of his decision to step down from the DOJ, and what Congress should do with his findings. (Spoiler: Read them!)
We once again discuss the need to have impeachment hearings that inform the public of illicit and illegal behavior carried out by the Trump team – particularly since GOP is likely planning show trials (more on that here). In addition, we discuss election security, the Kremlin’s global ambitions, and GOP corruption – all vital issues in 2016 that have only became worse now that a Kremlin asset backed by a transnational crime syndicate is installed in the White House. We therefore cannot rely on the 2020 election to fix our problems. Paul Manafort may be behind bars (yeah of course we discuss him too) but the crisis he helped create endures.
This episode is the first of a two-part series with Alexandra Chalupa, who has been a target of Trump-affiliated smear pieces but has not yet spoken out in depth on her own plight. The second part of this episode, in which she tells the tale of 2016 and its aftermath, will air next week.