The media’s insistence on investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election has seemingly resulted in unexpected scrutiny of the Democrat Party. While a connection between President Donald Trump and Russia remains unsubstantiated, new evidence suggests it’s the Clinton team who had ties to the Kremlin.
According to the Gateway Pundit, the president was asked for his opinion on the news that the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee (DNC) financed the salacious dossier published by BuzzFeed in January. President Trump responded by bringing up Clinton’s involvement in the Uranium One scandal, saying, “I think the uranium sale to Russia… I actually think that’s Watergate, modern age.”
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 25, 2017
The Democrats’ funding of the unsubstantiated dossier deals a major blow to the party’s credibility. The dossier, compiled by the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS, and made in coordination with former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, has been widely derided.
As Christian News Alerts reports, among the outlandish claims contained in the dossier is the accusation that President Trump traveled to Moscow and had a Russian prostitute urinate in the same bed in which Barack Obama and his wife had slept.
On Tuesday evening, The Washington Post published a bombshell report linking the dossier to the Clinton campaign and DNC. Inside sources revealed the information after Fusion GPS expressed an unwillingness to cooperate with congressional probes, including pleading the Fifth, as covered by Christian News Alerts.
According to The Washington Post‘s sources, the dossier was originally funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primaries. After President Trump clinched his party’s nomination, the dossier project was picked up by the Clinton team.
Specifically, it was Clinton/DNC lawyer Marc E. Elias and his law firm Perkins Coie that retained Fusion GPS to continue the research that ultimately led to the sensationalist claims published by BuzzFeed earlier this year.
Leading Democrats have maintained they did not know about Fusion GPS’s work. The Hill reports that despite the DNC giving money to the Washington-based political firm, former DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), says she was not aware of what was going on.
Wasserman-Schultz’s spokesman, David Damron, said, “She was not aware of anything related to this research arrangement.” Another Democrat official told the press, “I doubt that any of the leadership at the DNC was even aware.” But even as the public scrutinizes the Democrat Party’s actions during election season, the bigger Russia scandal haunting Hillary Clinton is her role in the 2010 Uranium One transaction.
As Christian News Alerts reports, the seven-year-old deal, in which the Kremlin-backed company Rosatom acquired the Canadian-based uranium mining company Uranium One — a purchase that gave Moscow 20 percent of America’s potential uranium supply. The deal was unanimously approved by the various departments and agencies that make up the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States — including the Clinton State Department.
The deal has been criticized in the past but is now the subject of a congressional investigation after a report that the FBI had evidence as early as 2009 of Russian nuclear officials using extortion, bribery, and kickbacks to secure deals for Rosatom’s subsidiary, Tenex.
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The FBI’s discovery of these practices took place around the time Russia gave millions of dollars in donations to the Clinton Foundation, prompting lawmakers to ask why the Obama administration approved the deal in the face of Rosatom’s corruption.
President Trump’s remarks echo the feelings of many Americans, who see the Uranium One Russia scandal as a “Watergate, Modern Age.”