News Release

Questions for Mueller


AARON MATÉ, aaronmate at, @PushbackShow
Maté just wrote the piece “These Questions for Mueller Show Why Russiagate Was Never the Answer” for The Nation. He also produced a video segment on questions for Mueller for his new program “Pushback w/ Aaron Maté” from the Grayzone Project.

Following are the questions; the article contains explanations about them:

1. “Why did you suggest that juvenile clickbait from a Russian troll farm was part of a “sweeping and systematic” Russian government interference effort?

2. “Are you still convinced that the GRU [Russian military intelligence] stole Democratic Party e-mails and transferred them to Wikileaks?

3. “Why didn’t you interview Julian Assange?

4. “Why did you imply that key figures were Russian agents, and leave out countervailing information, including their (more) extensive Western ties?

5. “Why did you indict several Trump officials for perjury, but not Joseph Mifsud?

6. “Why did you omit the fact that Rob Goldstone’s offer to Donald Jr. — ‘official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia’ as ‘part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump’ — was ‘publicist puff’ (in other words, a lie)?

7. “Did the Trump campaign receive any Russian government offers of assistance from anyone actually acting on behalf of the Russian government?

8. “Were U.S. intelligence officials compromised by Russophobia?”

Maté recently won the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College’s Izzy Award (named after I. F. Stone) for “meticulous reporting” that “consistently challenged the way the public was being informed about the Mueller investigation and related issues.” His first pieces on the subject were in 2017 and included, for The Nation: “Stop With the Conspiracy Theories — Trump Is Bad Enough” and “Russiagate Is More Fiction Than Fact.” He was regularly featured by on some of the scores of news releases that debunked and scrutinized numerous aspects of Russiagate.

Maté recently wrote the piece “CrowdStrikeOut: Mueller’s Own Report Undercuts Its Core Russia-Meddling Claims” for Real Clear Investigations.