Russia's role in the election has been much of a discussion in the past couple of years, but oddly enough a lot of the focus has been on issues like the largely discredited "Pissgate" dossier, put together by British Intelligence agent Christopher Steele with the aid of former Wall Street Journal alumnus Glenn Simpson's Fusion GPS firm and <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/clintons-link-to-putin-is-the-underreported-dossier-bombshell/2017/10/31/0623f2f4-ba87-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html">paid for by the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Convention</a>. Ironically, with all this talk about collusion one thing that doesn't seem to leak into the mainstream press is the role the Democrats and even <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/trump-russia-russiagate-magnitsky-affair-linked-again-w492290">the formulators of the "Pissgate dossier"</a> (and those who may have paid for the document to be created) that launched <a href="https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-index-of-russiagate-debunkery-f5b6f4101dd0">Russiagate</a>.
Why is Russian collusion so verboten in the first place? All of that has to do with the Magnitsky affair, Fusion GPS is standing in the shadows and, like Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" seems to be <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/fusion-gps-trump-russia-dossier-bill-browder-2017-7">working both sides of the very Magnitsky affair</a> that led to the state of near Cold War that seems to have been slowly heating up from the early 20 aughts on. Fusion was even connected to Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya long before the meeting that became more circumstantial evidence linking Trump and his administration to Russian collusion. In fact, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/us/politics/fusion-gps-glenn-simpson.html">Veselnitskaya happened to meet up with Fusion GPS's Glenn Simpson</a> just hours before and after the infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr.
Also at the center of much of this is <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/16210-Tick-Tock-The-Complete-History-of-the-Clinton-Crime-Family-and-Uranium-One-from-A-to-Z">the Uranium controversy</a>. According to The Hill, an FBI informant connected to the Uranium One scandal has offered written testimony to three congressional committees regarding "pay for play" benefiting Bill Clinton's charitable efforts during the time that Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State under former President Obama.
Douglas Campbell, the informant in question, remarked in the testimony acquired by The Hill that he was made aware by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired APCO Worldwide, an American lobbying firm due to their close ties to the Obama administration and specifically Hillary Clinton. Campbell spoke to congressional investigators Wednesday explaining how Moscow had sent millions of dollars to the US expecting favors in return from the Secretary of State Clinton who "quarterbacked a 'reset' in US-Russian relations" while charged with the role of Secretary of State. Campbell should also be sharing <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/17814-BOOM-Hannity-Confirms-FBI-Informant-has-Audio-PROVING-Clinton-Connection-to-Uranium-One">audio proof of not only knowledge of but complicity on the part of former Secretary Clinton</a> as regards the Uranium One deal.
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If the idea of Russian's availing themselves of US lobbyists regarding sensitive political matters seems far-fetched, it would be a good time to remind the reader that Boris Yeltsin's victory in the early 1990's (coincidentally in the early years of Bill Clinton's presidency) would not have been possible, considering his odds of winning at the time, without <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1996/07/09/world/moscow-journal-the-americans-who-saved-yeltsin-or-did-they.html">the help of US data analysts, campaign managers, political analysts and spin doctors Joe Shumate, George Gorton and Dick Dresner</a>.
Also, coincidental, Bill Clinton already had ties to the Kremlin and KGB dating as far back as 1969 when he protested the Vietnam war from Moscow. <a href="http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/bill-clintons-soviet-connection/">Former Special Agent-In-Charge in Arkansas, Ivian C. Smith spoke with Accuracy in Media</a> in 2001 in regards to the often glossed over Moscow connection. Smith says the details behind what went on in the Soviet Union while Bill was protesting Vietnam has "never been satisfactorily explained" though he suspects "there's a reference to Bill Clinton somewhere in some kind of archive back in Moscow."
<blockquote>"From the perspective of an FBI counterintelligence agent, we would have liked to have a more complete answer to what happened during those weeks there.”</blockquote>
This, of course, wouldn't be the only time <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/americans-spot-election-meddling-doing-years-vladimir-putin-donald-trump">the US had meddled in Russian elections</a> and Russian elections are by no means the only democratic processes we've tampered with in the past several decades.
The informant, Douglas Campbell, said in the testimony obtained by The Hill that he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide specifically because it was in a position to influence the Obama administration, and more specifically Hillary Clinton. Campbell's testimony is being downplayed by Democrats, but the FBI found his undercover work valuable enough to net a $50,000 paycheck in 2016. Additionally Campbell claims that the FBI told him his work was fed to Obama as part of his daily presidential briefings.
This would make Obama aware of the situation that implicates Russian and American executives related to the Tenex bribery scheme related to the Uranium One deal. Part of his job was to provide documentation to Obama of the corruption and crimes that benefited Russia in general and Vladimir Putin specifically. Russian plans to help Iran develop nuclear capabilities (years before the Obama Iran deal).
<a href="https://www.dailywire.com/news/26891/bombshell-fbi-informant-uranium-one-scandal-ryan-saavedra">Campbell was frank about his displeasure</a> at the corruption that was given free rein due to politicization trumping the rule of law:
<blockquote>“I was frustrated watching the U.S. government make numerous decisions benefiting Rosatom and Tenex while those entities were engaged in serious criminal conduct on U.S. soil. Tenex and Rosatom were raking in billions of U.S. dollars by signing contracts with American nuclear utility clients at the same time they were indulging in extortion by using threats to get bribes and kickbacks, with a portion going to Russia for high ranking officials.
I remember one response I got from an agent when I asked how it was possible CFIUS would approve the Uranium One sale when the FBI could prove Rosatom was engaged in criminal conduct. His answer: ‘Ask your politics.'"</blockquote>