Sound the horn and raise the alarm: Mueller may have ended his report citing “no evidence” of collusion by Trump, but that doesn’t mean the issue is over. Over the past year, experts studying the Russia investigation have revealed something disturbing. It seems the real person to blame may not be anyone on Trump’s administration, but a long list of Democrats instead.
And yes, that includes Hillary Clinton.
- We know that Hillary Clinton worked closely with leaders from Russia at multiple points in the past. She was especially integrated with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and former President Dmitri Medvedev.
- Clinton worked with the two important leaders between 2009 and 2010 on a series of tech projects and partnerships with Russia. The goal was to exchange information and expertise while also (allegedly) improving relations between the two countries.
- We also know that Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg led the Russian side of the effort — and he was a significant donator to the Clinton Foundation, too. This information was first disclosed in 2016 during the Clinton email scandal; emails obtained from Hillary’s private server included several between her and Vekselbrg.
- What makes this entire situation particularly strange is what happened at around the same time. Hillary’s husband, Bill, was “hired” to make a single speech in Russia during the collaborative efforts. Sounds normal, right? If so, why did Russian leaders pay him half a million dollars ($500,000 exactly) for saying a few short words in public?
- From the outside in, it feels a lot like money laundering or “hiding” a payoff. In fact, that’s how it seemed from the inside, too. Internal emails from Hillary’s server show that Clinton’s State Department expressed deep concern over the payment and the fact that Bill asked to meet Vekselberg and another leader by the name of Arkady Dvorkovich.
- Vekselberg, one of Russia’s richest oligarchists, was also responsible for overseeing Skolkovo, which is Russia’s version of the Silicon Valley. The region is directly responsible for some of the country’s most developed tech projects (including some weapons).
- But what raised even more suspicion was the request to meet Arkady Dvorkovich, senior leader at Russia’s nuclear tech giant, Rosatom. At the time all of this was happening, Dvorkovich was in the process of trying to buy Uranium One, a Canadian nuclear tech company that heavily relies on US uranium.
- This might be getting long, but stick with us (it’s worth it). What we have to tell you next will really shake you.
- It appears that both Russia’s Skolkovo project and Canada’s Uranium One project were already on the FBI and CIA’s radar. They were also being investigated by a major U.S. Military think tank located in Europe. In fact, they accused both projects of being a front for clandestine money laundering and military-orchestrated espionage.
- A bulletin sourced from the United States European Command (EUCOMA) seems to highlight these concerns in plain English. “Skolkovo is an ambitious enterprise, aiming to promote technology transfer generally, by inbound direct investment, and occasionally, through selected acquisitions,” it reads. “As such, Skolkovo is arguably an overt alternative to clandestine industrial espionage.”
- “Implicit in Russia’s development of Skolkovo is a critical question — a question that Russia may be asking itself — why bother spying on foreign companies and government laboratories if they will voluntarily hand over all the expertise Russia seeks?,” it continues. It’s an interesting point, especially when you consider that the Clintons may have been at the helm.
- Just a year after the bulletin was sent in 2013, the FBI sent warning letters to U.S. tech companies partnering with Skolkovo and Russia, telling them that the foreign companies may be using them as a front for espionage.
- Then, they took it a step further. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Lucia Ziobro, who served in the agency’s Boston office, wrote a very public op-ed on the subject. Ziobro accused Skolkovo of being “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 applications.” It was later published in the Boston Business Journal.
- The FBI also shared concerns with Rosatom’s eventual purchase of the Canadian nuclear giant Uranium One. An informant working with the bureau stated he had been on the inside at Rosatom in 2009 and found proof that the acquisition, and partnerships, were part of a larger racketeering scheme. William Douglas Campbell also told the FBI that leaders were actively engaging in extortion and bribery.
- Now, here’s where things really get involved with the Clintons. Campbell also told the FBI that at least one of the in-kind donations given to the Clinton Global Initiative came from someone working for Rosatom. At the time, the US government had yet to approve the acquisition of Uranium One. Clinton’s department was responsible for overseeing approval.
- So let’s summarize: The Clintons had ties to Russia, some of which directly benefited a company on the FBI’s radar for espionage. Bill Clinton received half a million dollars for a speech lasting only a few short minutes. Both Bill and Hillary received donations to their foundation from Russian oligarchs from people who were heavily involved in actions that increased risk to the USA.
- Now, let’s add in the fact that we have proof of Hillary Clinton funding a major political opposition research project at the start of Trump’s 2016 campaign. The Clinton’s hired Fusion GPS, a research firm led by Glen Simpson, who then hired an ex-spy from Britain by the name of Christopher Steele.
- Steele and Simpson worked together on efforts to write a falsified dossier claiming “proof” of the President’s attempts to collude with Russia. But to avoid raising suspicion, they worked under a third-party contract through the Clinton’s law firm, Perkins Cole.
- Which leads us to how this whole damned investigation got started, anyway. Simpson and Steele worked with Perkins Cole leaders to present the FBI with more “evidence” of collusion on the part of the President. This prompted them to initiate a counterintelligence investigation just before he was elected. They also launched a very serious mass media publication push.
- Former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr got in contact with Christopher Steele directly. His notes show concern over the fact that Steele’s dossier was allegedly filled with “hearsay” compiled from compromised Russian influencers, including at least one ex-Russian intelligence officer.
- “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.,” he writes. Another note from a book on the subject accuses Steele of sourcing info from a Belarus businessman with ties to the Russian government.
- Simpson himself also has a long history of working with the Russians. His history reflects employment with a company called Prevezon back in 2016. He later admitted to spending time with Natalia Veselnitskaya the day before and the day after she had an infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Towers.
- It still isn’t clear just how much weight any of this information really has or had on the 2016 election, but it is proof the Clintons are dirty. It shows that the Clintons did indeed abuse their connections in an effort to malign Trump during his campaign — all while profiting from said connections.
- In fact, House Intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes said there is, “obvious collusion… through Glenn Simpson and through Fusion GPS” because they were “talking directly to Russia.” He’s calling for a probe — and so are many other Republican leaders.
Could it be that the Clintons are the real colluders? It all seems pretty clear to us, but we’d love to know what you think. Let’s talk about it!