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Oliver Stone to RT: Blaming Russia for Everything 'Insane,' Reminiscent of McCarthyism

Oliver Stone to RT: Blaming Russia for Everything 'Insane,' Reminiscent of McCarthyism

Oliver Stone speaks during a presentation of his book "Interview with Vladimir Putin" in Moscow on Wednesday. (Pavel Golovkin/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 30 November 2017 03:16 PM

Oliver Stone told Russian news site RT.com that blaming Russia for "everything is since" and is reminiscent of 1950s McCarthyism in an exclusive interview posted on Thursday.

The Academy Award-winning film director said he fears that the United States could lose its "self-control" over its concerns with Russia, according to RT.com.

"Of course, the United States scares me in the sense that it might lose its self-control and out of a sense of panic and fear, attack," Stone told RT.com. "This concept that Russia is responsible for everything is insane, but it’s very easy to resort to that kind of early 1950s primitivism like Joe McCarthy did."

Stone referred to the "Red Scare" period of American history when U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy worked five years attempting to expose communism and left-wing "loyalty risks" in the United States which, according to History.com, led to his censure by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

Stone told RT.com that current investigations into Russian "stealing" the U.S. presidential election have turned up nothing.

"It's descended to a moral order – immoral order – in which they accuse Russia of stealing the election when there's no evidence of it, first of all, no evidence at all," Stone told RT.com. "And if there was, why are we not really investigating it, why are we not investigating the computer at the (Democratic National Committee)? The FBI never even bothered to investigate it."

Showtime aired a series of interviews Stone conducted with Russian president Vladimir Putin in June, The Daily Beast noted. "The Putin Inteviews" consisted of conversations the film director had with the Russian president from July 2015 to February 2107, the website stated.

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