is treason in the treasury, nepotism in the government, and
corruption everywhere – it may be a new year, but it’s the same sad
story for the US! This week Sarah and Andrea discuss the cabinet
shakeups that have left our government in the hands of a criminal
syndicate bound by blood, marriage, and guilt; the retirement of
James Mattis and what it means for US foreign policy, especially in
Russia and Ukraine; theexplosive Buzzfeed
exposeon how the
Treasury was compromised by the Kremlin in 2015 with the help of
complicit American employees, and how whistleblowers were the only
people punished; the disturbing background of the Secretary of the
Treasury Steve Mnuchin and his ties to international kleptocrats;
and the strange spy saga of Paul Whelan.
discuss 2020 presidential contenders, and Andrea comes out early
with her 2020 pick – but we both endorse one thing, and that is
impeachment! Welcome back to Gaslit Nation – the podcast where
women don’t have to be likeable at all!
Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.