Holy Cross Professor and Russia Expert Analyzes Kremlin’s Media Response to Mueller Report

The Conversation
March 27th, 2019 by 

Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern European Studies. Photo by Tom Rettig
Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern European Studies. Photo by Tom Rettig

Reactions to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have dominated the news cycle nationwide. But what have Russians been saying about the “no collusion with the Kremlin” findings?

In an article for The Conversation, Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern European Studies at Holy Cross, gives us some insight into Russia’s media coverage on the issue.

And according to Hooper the prevalent reaction is clear: this is “just another example of American dysfunction” in which “Trump is cast as a symptom of larger problems, rather than as the man who might solve them.” One news outlet goes as far as to proclaim that “A mountain has given birth to a mouse. The ‘Russian affair’ falls to pieces before our eyes.”

You can read the full article at The Conversation.

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