Cross-posted from The Intercept
Meddling in foreign elections is bad. And almost everyone — bar Donald Trump — seems to believe that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 election. So that should be condemned.
Here’s the problem, though: U.S. politicians and pundits cannot credibly object to Russian interference in U.S. elections without also acknowledging that the United States doesn’t exactly have clean hands. Or are we expected to believe that Russian hackers were the first people in human history to try and undermine a foreign democracy?
In this video, The Intercept‘s Mehdi Hasan examines the myriad ways in which the United States has spent the past 70 odd years meddling in elections across the world.