Donald Trump is being excoriated for both his and Rex Tillerson’s alleged ties to Russia who supposedly hacked our election. All of a sudden Russia is the bad guy again. Liberals have all but called for war with Russia. They are coming unglued, foaming at the mouth. Keith Olbermann has completely lost his mind. For some reason the left is deathly afraid that the US may have peaceable relations with Russia.
But exactly when did all this take place? For some time democrats were crazy about the Russians. Loved them.
barack obama opened his Presidency bowing not only to the Saudis, but to Vladimir Putin as well. obama praised Putin following their first meeting in July of 2009 and by September obama abandoned the missile shield promised for Eastern Europe so Putin would know just how weak obama was.
obama was not alone. The clinton’s were desirous of cashing in on Russia and the position of Secretary of State was the horse to ride in that direction. Hi yo Uranium One, away!
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
The Foundation wasn’t the only beneficiary:
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
The speech was approved by- you guessed it- the clinton State Department.
In July Peter Schweitzer asked “Why did Hillary’s State Department urge U.S. investors to fund Russian research for military uses?”
Technology can have multiple uses—civilian and military. But in 2014 the Boston Business Journal ran an op-ed placed by the FBI, and noted that the agency had sent warnings to technology and other companies approached by Russian venture-capital firms. The op-ed—under the byline of Lucia Ziobro, an assistant special agent at the FBI’s Boston office—said that “The FBI believes the true motives of the Russian partners, who are often funded by their government, is to gain access to classified, sensitive, and emerging technology from the companies.”
Ms. Ziobro also wrote that “The [Skolkovo] foundation 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.”
In 2009 Hillary Clinton and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov together pressed the “overcharge” button.
Nor were the Clinton’s alone in their gain from Russia. Clinton’s campaign chairman sat on the board of a company that pocketed $35 million from Russia– and didn’t bother to mention it to anyone:
Schweizer shows that John Podesta sat on the board of a Dutch-registered company that took $35 million from the Kremlin. The company was a transparent Russian front, and how much Podesta was compensated—and for what—is unclear. In addition, Podesta failed to disclose his position on that board to the Federal government, as required by law.
In 2012 the Cold War was so….over
In 2013 obama cancelled the final phase of the European missile defense system that Putin wanted cancelled.
And this is before we talk about obama interfering in Israel’s elections.
So given all this obsequiousness on the part of democrats when did Russia become the bad guy?
Mark Dice has come into possession of the CNN proof that Russia hacked the US election:
The Russians seem to have become evil once again as soon as Donald Trump became the President-elect and they were no longer a source of income for the Clinton’s.
Exit question: Is the CIA who everyone says has concluded the Russians have hacked the elections the same CIA who obama said gave him bad intel about ISIL?