“I can state with complete confidence that information this important would not be released in this way,” [Paul] Roberts said. “If this was released by the State Department which I doubt, it is so unprofessional; it would mean that the State Department is trying to spread propaganda about Russia on social media …. The US government has been desperate to produce information to back up its claims. It would not release information in this way,” he said, adding that anyone can spread information on social media.
Paul Craig Roberts, columnist and head of the Institute for Political Economy