- Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald calls US election "a proxy war ... for unseen forces"
- Greenwald says, "The FBI clearly sided with Donald Trump"
CNN's Michael Smerconish asked Greenwald whether he gave "any credence to the conspiracy theory" that the CIA, along with the Russians, had attempted to manipulate the results of the election, and the journalist replied simply that it "was probably both."
And he asserted the FBI had also played a part.
"I also think the FBI clearly sided with Donald Trump and did a lot of damaging leaks on purpose to hurt Hillary Clinton," he added, an apparent reference to the bureau's handling of the investigation into Clinton's email.
Greenwald went on to sum up the 2016 election as "a proxy war ... for unseen forces."
He said he hoped for a "real investigation" into what happened, "where the evidence is publicly disclosed so that we can stop playing these games with anonymous leaks by people with unseen agendas trying to manipulate public opinion."
Doing so, he argued, is the only way to distinguish between "what's actually true" and what's "conspiratorial nonsense."
"Until now, we don't have that. And that's very dangerous," he said.