127: Vlad’s Cojones
I know we promised to take August off, but I was inspired by the flap over the DNC hack and the fact that I’m at the Aspen Homeland Security Working Group meeting in Colorado. I waylaid two former intelligence community members on the Aspen campus and asked for their views on the DNC hack. Well, to be accurate, I start the interview by asking whether Putin really has the balls to step into the US electoral campaign in this way. Answering the question are two men with the perspective of long years dealing with Soviet and then Russian intelligence: Charles Allen, who became intelligence chief for DHS after a full career at CIA, and John McLaughlin, who ended his career at CIA as the Deputy Director and Acting Director.