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Not All Foreign-Influence
Scandals Are Created Equal

National Review, by John Fund

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Posted By:Lalo, 7/16/2017 8:55:17 PM

This summer we mark the 20th anniversary of a major investigation by Congress of attempts by a hostile foreign power to influence an American presidential election. I’m glad the news media is pursuing the Trump–Russia scandal, but let’s not forget the differences between how they are covering Russia compared with how they reported a similar story — this one involving Communist China — that developed during Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign. The Washington Post reported in 1998 that “evidence gathered in federal surveillance intercepts has indicated that the Chinese government planned to increase China’s influence in the U.S. political process

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: greggojo, 7/16/2017 9:43:04 PM     (No. 11321001)

To think I used to respect John Fund. Note to NR: the Trump campaign did not collude with the Russians. A 20 minute meeting does not collusion make. The hundreds of thousands of dollars that the Clinton campaign took for the Communist Chinese, the Hillary campaign working with the Ukrainians to get dirt on Mr. Trump, those things were collusion. Nothing that the Trump campaign did could remotely be considered collusion. And frankly, most Republicans are sick of hearing about this topic, because it is utter nonsense. Meanwhile, Obama used the powerful mechanisms of America´s intelligence community to damage the candidate from the opposing political party.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/16/2017 9:55:43 PM     (No. 11321008)

This is a good summary of those sleazy Clinton White House years.

Many of us here remember with that cringing nausea. But there are younger generations who know nothing.

Then, of course, there are those apathetic Citizens who may never have paid attention, or didn´t care because all they knew was "it was all about sex" no matter what the scandal was on any given day.

Sorry to say, but Jonathon Gruber actually had it right: Democrats depend on the "stupidity of the American voter", he said in the context of BOcare, but generally, too.

Seriously, Maxine Waters? just for example...





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Reply 3 - Posted by: winnie1, 7/17/2017 7:51:21 AM     (No. 11321136)

"Those steps included Andropov inviting Kennedy and Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., for a meeting in Moscow. The purpose "would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA." In addition, Kennedy’s middleman suggested that Andropov come to the United States where he could do interviews on the big three broadcast networks and speak to the "peaceful intentions of the USSR."

According to the memo, Kennedy’s goal was to "root out the threat of nuclear war, and to improve Soviet-American relations, so that they define the safety of the world." As a parting thought in the memo, Tunney said that Kennedy planned to run for president in 1988."

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/mar/13/rush-limbaugh/limbaugh-ted-kennedy-undercut-reagan-back-door-lin/

Gee I don´t remember an investigation against Ted Kennedy?


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