My mother watches MSNBC heavily and believes that the President is colluding with the Russians because supposedly Donald Trumps wants a building in Moscow. But what has gotten in the noise is just how much collusion was ongoing between Clinton associates and the very Russians that the various announcers on MSNBC warn us are so dangerous.
As Dan Bonjino points out in this podcast, the secret word is Skolkovo.
lets do a google search. This piece shows up from that right wing news source, the hill.
With Republicans on both House and Senate investigative committees having found no evidence of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: ‘I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons’Rocket attack hits Baghdad’s Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reportsButtigieg on Trump tweets: ‘I don’t care’MORE being guilty of Democrat-inspired allegations of Russian collusion, it is worth revisiting one anecdote that escaped significant attention during the hysteria but continues to have U.S. security implications.
As secretary of State, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on ‘Don the con’From dive bars to steakhouses: How Iowa caucus staffers blow off steamWarren policy ideas show signs of paying offMORE worked with Russian leaders, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-President Dmitri Medvedev, to create U.S. technology partnerships with Moscow’s version of Silicon Valley, a sprawling high-tech campus known as Skolkovo.
Clinton’s handprint was everywhere on the 2009-2010 project, the tip of a diplomatic spear to reboot U.S.-Russian relations after years of hostility prompted by Vladimir Putin’s military action against the former Soviet republic and now U.S. ally Georgia.
A donor to the Clinton Foundation, Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, led the Russian side of the effort, and several American donors to the Clinton charity got involved. Clinton’s State Department facilitated U.S. companies working with the Russian project, and she personally invited Medvedev to visit Silicon Valley.
The collaboration occurred at the exact same time Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on ‘Don the con’WANTED: A Republican with courage Democratic leaders’ impeachment tightropeMORE made his now infamous trip to Russia to pick up a jaw-dropping $500,000 check for a single speech.
The former president’s trip secretly raised eyebrows inside his wife’s State Department, internal emails show.
That’s because he asked permission to meet Vekselberg, the head of Skolkovo, and Arkady Dvorkovich, a senior official of Rosatom, the Russian nuclear giant seeking State’s permission to buy Uranium One, a Canadian company with massive U.S. uranium reserves.
Years later, intelligence documents show, both the Skolkovo and Uranium One projects raised serious security concerns.
In 2013, the U.S. military’s leading intelligence think tank in Europe sounded alarm that the Skolkovo project might be a front for economic and military espionage.
“Skolkovo is an ambitious enterprise, aiming to promote technology transfer generally, by inbound direct investment, and occasionally, through selected acquisitions. As such, Skolkovo is arguably an overt alternative to clandestine industrial espionage — with the additional distinction that it can achieve such a transfer on a much larger scale and more efficiently,” EUCOM’s intelligence bulletin wrote in 2013.
Perhaps Meuller was looking in the wrong place for evidence of Russian Collusion. This was information that I found in a simple google search. Yet the people at MSNBC will ignore all of this because, “Orange man bad.”
This is classic Soviet behavior. The big difference is that it is all out in the open. But this is the Russians being Russians. They love dealing with the corrupt in preference to duping a presidential candidate. Looking at Hillary-Russia and collusion all the earmarks of the way the Russians do business is there. If you evil Vlad, would you pick the corrupt Hillary or Loose cannon Donald Trump?
Dan Bongino’s Skolkovo tag.