(ed: the only profile of glenn greenwald you will need to read..)
Upon the release of Mueller’s July indictments which contained detailed descriptions of Russian methods – Greenwald tweeted that ‘indictments are extremely easy to obtain & are proof of nothing’.
He urged ‘skepticism toward the claims of prosecutors who have turned the U.S. into a penal state and security state agencies which have turned the U.S. into a militaristic imperial state’.
After Michael Tracey – another journalist who is largely dismissive of Trump-Russia reporting – wrote mockingly about the respect being paid to ‘our Lord and savior Mueller’ Greenwald expressed fellowship by noting that the act of ‘asking for evidence and refusing to believe it until you see it is literally heretical’.
A few days later on the phone Greenwald had news.
He had ‘talked to a bunch of people and figured out what I thought – in the most rational way possible’ and now regarded the indictments as genuine evidence of Russian hacking—the first he’d seen in two years.
To think otherwise he said ‘you’d pretty much have to believe that Mueller and his team fabricated it all out of whole cloth – which I don’t believe is likely’.
He hadn’t tweeted about this yet.
He was still pondering the best way to announce it.
‘I want it to be substantive—I don’t want it to be distorted’ he said.
‘If I did it on Twitter it would be ‘Oh – Glenn Greenwald admits he’s wrong!’
I don’t actually think I’ve been wrong about anything’.