Follow RT for news and stories about McCarthyism, which is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence, named for US Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period of American history frequently called the Second Red Scare (1940s-50s.) Get the news from RT on Joseph McCarthy and the investigations and hearings he launched to expose alleged communist penetration of different areas of the US government. The term is often used to denote the defamation of character or reputation by means of widely publicized, indiscriminate allegations. Find news from RT on the comments on McCarthyism by politicians. Recently, US President Donald Trump referred to the Mueller probe as “McCarthyism.” Washington often accuses Moscow of various things without providing any proof, and moreover, imposes sanctions on Russia. Many people, like filmmaker Oliver Stone, believe this kind of behavior is reminiscent of McCarthyism. Get the news from RT on Moscow’s responses to the US’ hostile actions towards Russia and its officials, including Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. Sergey Lavrov believes that all the scrutiny over Kislyak’s communications with members of Trump administration resembles the days of McCarthyism, and Moscow won’t apply a tit-for-tat approach to US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft.