It appears Democrats have their own scandal involving Russia. This scandal involves none-other than the Clinton foundation. It appears that, under the Obama Administration, a deal was made to give a Russian state-corporation control of 20 percent of American uranium reserves. This uranium deal is also reported to have had bribery and kickbacks involved.
The Hill has reported on this story, which is finally gaining mainstream traction. This story has been circulating for some time now. However, the Hill’s reporting reveals a rather interesting detail. While the US-Russia uranium deal under Obama has been public knowledge, it was not known that the deal was laced with political corruption.
The 2010 deal apparently involved bribery, kickbacks, money laundering, and various other means of financial corruption to pass the deal. Even worse: The Justice Department knew about the corruption, and the Obama Administration approved the deal anyway.
The FBI had gathered clear evidence of Russian officials bribing US officials. The ones who seemed to be most involved are the Clintons. They obtained, among other things, “an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State. Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow,” sources told The Hill.
Bill and Hillary were on the foundation’s board. While the deal was being “negotiated”, Bill was giving a speech in Moscow. He was paid quite handsomely for the speech, a whopping $500,000.
Eric Holder, head of The Justice Department in 2010, is implicated here as well. Holder was appointed to the Clinton Foundation’s board of foreign investment. This means that Bill, Hillary, and Holder had commercial interests in passing the 2010 deal with Russia. This deal, of course, was laced with financial corruption.
Democratic partisans will likely attack this reporting as defending Trump. Trump has his own issues with financial corruption by foreign governments. Aside from Russia, Trump had dealings with the Saudis. Trump opened eight new businesses in Saudi Arabia during the 2016 campaign. After he was elected, Trump approved the largest arms deal with Saudi Arabia in US history. Trump was the first US president-elect to call the leader of Taiwan, in an apparent effort to expand his hotel chains on the island. No US president has ever dealt with the leader of Taiwan directly, as part of the One-China policy.
Trump’s financial corruption with foreign governments is clear. He’s a robber-baron, a vulture capitalist. He and his robber-baron clique do corrupt deals inside and outside of the US frequently. This is the unfortunate state of affairs in a country where the system is influenced by money from large donors. The issue here is that Trump and Republicans are not alone in this corruption. The Democrats are just as culpable.
It’s ironic that the Democrats have invested so much energy into the Trump-Russia collusion issue. The Democrats also have their own corrupt ties to Russia. In fact, there is more direct evidence of the Clintons and corporate Democrats dealing with Russia in a corrupt way than Trump. Most accusations against Trump are still mainly theoretical at this point.
The issue here is consistency. If Democratic loyalists are going to pull their hair out over Trump’s supposed Russian collusion, then they should also be equally upset at the Clinton’s dealing with Russia. Sadly, this is not the case. Many Democratic loyalists are not claiming the reporting is false. Instead they seem to ignore or deflect the issue with snarky comments. Gas-lighting the issue doesn’t make the issue disappear. The fact is, Republicans and Democrats are equally corruptible. Partisan hacks may try to obfuscate, but the facts remain the facts.
Anyone who is ideologically consistent would easily decry the corruption of Trump and the Clintons. Sadly, the two major parties are not based on ideological consistency. They act purely as mafia-like teams, defending “your guy” no matter what while smearing the other team in any way possible. One of the best ways to smear your opponents is projection. The Democrats have brilliantly smeared Trump as a Putin stooge, while it seems Putin has had his hands in both camps.