Russia, the U.S., China and a host of other cyber-sophisticated nations, spy on each other. That has been the case even before the Cold War. Even the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines spy on each other. NSA spies all over the world to include the leaders of all the NATO members. NSA has direct access to every form of communication, cyber or otherwise. Facebook, Twitter, Google and AT&T are all partners in crime. “Anonymous,” a private group of hackers, spies on government spy agencies. WikiLeaks publishes information from a vast network of whistleblowers who are dissatisfied or disgusted with government lying and corruption.
In the 1990s, through back door channels, the U.S. made a deal with Boris Yeltsin for the presidency of Russia for undisclosed concessions. Click here for background. Yeltsin was the underdog yet won by a landslide.
Tell me, how does the DNC and Democratic Party justify accusing the President of the United States of “collusion” when they have violated every rule in the book of fair play. They cheated Bernie Sanders out of the Democratic nomination for president. They colluded with the New York Times and Washington Post, not to mention CNN to write favorable press for Hillary while at the same time digging up decades-old gaffs to embarrass Trump. They even sent drafts of articles on Clinton for her approval.
Hillary was given a free pass on Monopoly’s “Go to Jail” card by Comey of the FBI when she should have been prosecuted and sent to prison. Similarly, Obama should be prosecuted and sent to prison for placing the Trump team under surveillance before during and after the election. The Intelligence agencies have clearly overstepped their mandates. They not only advise and report to the president and congress as required by law, they also control national and international politics, all behind the veneer of “national security.”
They are all about killing the messenger rather than understanding the message. The message is the Democratic Party is a criminal political arm of the rich and powerful. As the Democratic leadership sees it, the only crime they committed was getting caught.
In the 10 weeks since President Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, he has faced a growing crisis over allegations his campaign colluded with Russia ahead of the 2016 election.
On Thursday, reports surfaced that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is seeking immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony to the FBI and congressional investigators. Meanwhile, The New York Times revealed one of Flynn’s former aides was one of two White House officials to secretly meet with Republican House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes last week on the White House grounds to show him secret U.S. intelligence reports.
Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing Thursday on the issue. “If we want to understand Russia’s point of view, President Putin and those around him—and of course we do—whether or not we agree with it, we need to understand how our adversaries see us, how all other nations see us, through their eyes,” says our guest Robert David English, professor of international relations at the University of Southern California.
“If we do that, we realize very quickly that their frame of reference has a lot to do with the mistakes and, yes, the U.S. interference in Russian politics in the ’90s, when we directly intervened in a presidential election to boost a losing candidate into a winning position—that was Boris Yeltsin.”