Donald Trump Jr. has been the unfortunate victim of liberal bias and the Russia “collusion” evidence hunt this week. Though Trump Jr. did nothing illegal, liberals and the media have made him out to be a foreign agent working to rig the election in his father’s favor.
But, let’s not forget that back in the 80s, Ted Kennedy colluded with the Russians to try to stop Reagan. Even with help from a foreign government, Reagan still managed to defeat his Democrat opponent, winning 49 out of 50 states in the biggest landslide voting event ever. (via Washington Examiner)
Even though it has come to light recently that Trump Jr.’s meeting was most likely a setup, Democrats have continued to pounce on the meeting as a clear indication of a collusion between his father and Russia.
Democrats are pointing fingers too quickly, though.
Leading up to the election of 1984, when President Ronald Reagan was running for his second term, Senator Ted Kennedy was said to have colluded with Russia in an attempt to take down the president.
Paul Kengor’s book, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, unearthed a letter written by Viktor Chebrikov, KGB Director to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov. In the letter, Chebrikov made the statement that Kennedy arranged a meeting between Senator John Tunney and the Kremlin on his behalf.
Tunney reportedly advised the Kremlin of certain “themes” that Kennedy thought should be used against Reagan in the upcoming election, making it clear that he sympathized with the Soviet Union’s positions against Reagan. In fact, Kennedy said that the Soviet Union should send their representatives to do interviews with American news stations to further their cause.
Kennedy’s attempts failed; Reagan won a second term. Reagan’s own son said that Democratic efforts to destroy his father were never a secret to them.
Even as far back as the 40s, Democratic cabinet member Henry Wallace met secretly with the KGB in an attempt to overthrow U.S. foreign policy, a stance he later recognized as terribly wrong.
But the fact of the matter is, Democrats have continually been caught in scandals over foreign collusion. Just last year, the Democratic National Committee was believed to have colluded with Ukrainian officials in an effort to undermine Trump’s presidential campaign.
Hypocrisy runs deep in the Democratic Party as they continue to go on witch hunt after witch hunt to expose Republican Party members, while Republicans appear to be trying to get to the bottom of things, even investigating one of their own, Senator John McCain, for his Russian connections.
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When McCain handed over a dossier containing unsubstantiated and damaging Trump information, the Republican Party handled the situation just as they would with a Democrat. A full-fledged investigation was initiated that quickly uncovered, yet again, Democratic connections.
It’s no surprise that liberals continue to viciously attack their opposing party, but the question is, when will they take a look at their own history of collusion with Russia and other foreign powers? We won’t expect confessions anytime soon.