Scott Atlas apologizes for interview with Kremlin-backed RT

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Scott Atlas apologizes for interview with Kremlin-backed RT

The Foreign Agents Registration Act “requires certain representatives of foreign principals engaged in political or other activities to regularly publicly disclose their relationship with the foreign principal and the activities, income and payments in support of those activities.” according to the Ministry of Justice.

Atlas conducted a lengthy interview with RT’s Afshin Rattansi on Saturday, a few days before Tuesday’s presidential election. Almost 28-minute segment was posted on RT’s Going Underground YouTube page.

The Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, warned last month that Iran and Russia received voter registration data from some Americans. And US intelligence officials found that Russia had tried to influence the 2016 presidential election by writing in January 2017 report that “Putin and the Russian government have developed a clear preference for the elected president [Donald] Trump card.”

In August, the director of the National Counter-Espionage and Security Center, William Evanina, announced that Russia “is using a series of measures to denigrate in particular former Vice President Biden and what it sees as the anti-Russian” establishment ” . “

“Some Kremlin-affiliated actors are also trying to strengthen President Trump’s candidacy on social media and on Russian television,” he said in a statement at the time.

In an interview on Saturday, Atlas said the pandemic should not be underestimated and noted the death toll in the United States.

“It’s tragic. There’s no question about it,” he said. “But if you want to know what’s going on, I think there’s a gross bias that was typical of how it was covered. And that is that there is this madness of focusing on the number of times that we see many reasons to be cautiously optimistic rather than fearful here. “

More than 9 million Americans have been infected by Covid-19 and more than 230,000 people have died in the United States. Trump has falsely claimed the country is “about to change,” but Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Washington Post in an interview released on Saturday that the nation was “hurt for a whole lot”.

“It’s not a good situation,” he said. “All the stars are in the wrong place in the fall and winter seasons, and people gather at home. You couldn’t possibly be worse positioned. “

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