The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: Jack Goldsmith and Susan Hennessey on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

By Quinta Jurecic
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:37 PM

When audio dropped last Friday of Donald Trump boasting of attacks on women that can't be described on a family-friendly website such as this one, the news quickly eclipsed another, just-as-important election story released right alongside it: reports that the United States government had decided to formally lay the blame for the recent hacking of Democratic Party information at the Kremlin's feet. In any other year, Russia's apparent attempts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election would be the biggest story of the moment. Thankfully, we at Lawfare were able to bring in our own Jack Goldsmith and Susan Hennessey to talk about Russia's hacking and leaking, its apparent probing and scanning of state-level electoral systems, and the U.S. government's confusion regarding what on earth to do about it.