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Sunday, February 10, 2019

When Does Russiagate Turn Back on the Democrats?

For John, BLUFAfter the State of the Union, what do they have?  Locking him up over something.  It will set a new bar.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Hill, by Opinion Contributor John Solomon, 10 February 2019.

Here is the lede plus five:

Now that both the House and Senate investigative committees have cleared Donald Trump 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 Clinton 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 Clinton 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.

I doubt that Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA) will be willing to travel down this path, and I doubt the Republicans in the Senate are much interested in the turmoil.

On the other hand, the Democrats have not given up all hope of nailing President Trump, as this Politico article shows:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday said that President Donald Trump “may not even be a free person” by 2020, suggesting the president might become ensnared by the special counsel’s investigation before she has a chance to face him in a general election.
In my opinion, this will never be over.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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