Sunday, February 17, 2019

AT LAST: Real Evidence of Russian Collusion Emerges

For those looking for evidence -- hard evidence -- of actual Russian collusion, look no further than The Hill's John Solomon's reporting. About a week ago, he published a summary of dealings between members of the Obama administration and Russian state actors entitled "The case for Russia collusion … against the Democrats".

The executive summary represents a stunningly underreported scandal:

As secretary of State, Hillary Clinton worked with Russian leaders, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-President Dmitri Medvedev, to create U.S. technology partnerships with Moscow’s version of Silicon Valley, a sprawling high-tech campus known as Skolkovo.

Clinton’s handprint was everywhere on the 2009-2010 project, the tip of a diplomatic spear to reboot U.S.-Russian relations after years of hostility prompted by Vladimir Putin’s military action against the former Soviet republic and now U.S. ally Georgia.

A donor to the Clinton Foundation, Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, led the Russian side of the effort, and several American donors to the Clinton charity got involved. Clinton’s State Department facilitated U.S. companies working with the Russian project, and she personally invited Medvedev to visit Silicon Valley.

The collaboration occurred at the exact same time Bill Clinton made his now infamous trip to Russia to pick up a jaw-dropping $500,000 check for a single speech.

The former president’s trip secretly raised eyebrows inside his wife’s State Department, internal emails show.

That’s because he asked permission to meet Vekselberg, the head of Skolkovo, and Arkady Dvorkovich, a senior official of Rosatom, the Russian nuclear giant seeking State’s permission to buy Uranium One, a Canadian company with massive U.S. uranium reserves.

Years later, intelligence documents show, both the Skolkovo and Uranium One projects raised serious security concerns.

In 2013, the U.S. military’s leading intelligence think tank in Europe sounded alarm that the Skolkovo project might be a front for economic and military espionage...

...A year later, the FBI went further and sent letters warning several U.S. technology companies that had become entangled with Skolkovo that they risked possible espionage. And an agent in the bureau’s Boston office wrote an extraordinary op-ed to publicize the alarm.

Skolkovo “may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research development facilities and dual-use technologies with military and commercial application,” Assistant Special Agent in Charge Lucia Ziobro wrote in the Boston Business Journal.

The FBI had equal concern about Rosatom’s acquisition of Uranium One. An informer named William Douglas Campbell had gotten inside the Russian nuclear giant in 2009 and gathered evidence that Rosatom’s agents in the United States were engaged in a racketeering scheme involving kickbacks, extortion and bribery.

Campbell also obtained written evidence that Putin wanted to buy Uranium One as part of a strategy to obtain monopolistic domination of the global uranium markets, including leverage over the U.S.

Campbell also warned that a major in-kind donor to the Clinton Global Initiative was simultaneously working for Rosatom while the decision for U.S. approval was pending before Hillary Clinton’s department. Ultimately, her department and the Obama administration approved the transaction.

The evidence shows the Clintons financially benefited from Russia — personally and inside their charity — at the same time they were involved in U.S. government actions that rewarded Moscow and increased U.S. security risks...

Solomon then goes to the second act of this fiasco: the Trump-Russian Collusion hoax, perpetrated by none other than the Clintons, with the help of Obama political operatives in the Department of Justice and the FBI.
  1. Fusion GPS, a political research firm operated by Glenn Simpson, was secretly hired by the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee through the Perkins Coie law firm.
  2. Simpson hired Christopher Steele, a virulently anti-Trump former British intelligence officer, to create a series of memos. These memos, later dubbed "the dossier", were a series of reports incriminating Trump in various salacious activities that would ostensibly make him beholden to Russian interests. Unfortunately for the Democrats desperate for "collusion", the dossier remains unverified. In fact, Michael Isikoff -- a reported tied directly to the Spygate scandal -- has admitted that the dossier is "largely false."
  3. Simpson, Steele and Perkins Coie all force-fed the "Trump-Russia collusion" fables to a willing Obama FBI leadership team during the summer of 2016. James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page -- among others -- despised the idea of a Trump presidency. They were all too willing to believe a report that was as dubious as the plot of Die Hard 9.
  4. Later, Simpson and Steele shopped the dossier to a news media in an effort that DOJ official Bruce Ohr called a "Hail Mary" attempt to stop Trump.
  5. Wide-ranging House and Senate investigations -- both of which exonerated Trump of "collusion" charges -- have now published evidence that the Clinton kompromat project had deep and extensive ties with Russian nationals: “Much of the collection about the Trump campaign ties to Russia comes from a former Russian intelligence officer (? not entirely clear) who lives in the U.S.,” Ohr wrote in his notes.
  6. Steele and Simpson had various business interests with Russians while they assembled the dossier. Steele worked for a Russian oligarch named Oleg Deripaska, a Putin ally. When the FBI visited Deripaska in 2016, he flatly told them that no collusion existed.
  7. Finally, Fusion GPS was directly involved with the infamous Trump Tower meeting in which Donald Trump, Jr. met briefly with a Russian lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya. Fusion founder Simpson met with Veselnitskaya both before and after the Trump Tower meeting.

...[In short,] there’s little doubt the main instigators of the Clinton-inspired allegations against Trump got information from Russians and were consorting with them during the political opposition project.

...There is clear evidence now that shows Hillary Clinton’s family and charity profited from Moscow and simultaneously facilitated official government actions benefiting Russia that have raised security concerns.

And there’s irrefutable evidence that her opposition research effort on Trump — one that inspired an FBI probe — was carried out by people who got information from Russia and were consorting with Russians.

It would seem those questions deserve at least some of the scrutiny afforded the Trump-Russia collusion inquiry that is now two-plus years old.

Isn't it interesting that, given these copiously documented facts, our legacy media has carefully avoided publishing the facts regarding Russian collusion.

It makes you wonder why (wink, wink... nudge, nudge).

Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News.


xsnake said...

Got a video of the old bag, stomping on a basket full of kittens?
Then forget EVER prosecuting her....or most any Dem perps.

Anonymous said...

Martha Stewart can go to jail because of so called insider trading scandal and this clown Hillary can get away with killing men at Benghazi, and Russian Collusion - I think not. Its about the time the hammer comes down and smacks the crap out of her and the Clintons! People lost lives because of her.

capt fast said...

Joseph Stalin, a man of rare wit and intelligence(according to some democrats) once stated the best way to deflect criticism of policy is to cast blame on the critics for what it is they are critical of. QED democrat collusion with the russian state in the 2016 election cycle. he also stated that the solution for dealing with those not with the program is named Biera with a gun.
many liberal democrats that I am acquainted with loudly protest that they had nothing to do with this collusion at all. my only response is they are identified with the company they keep.

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