Hillary’s Russian connection
Now that the Clinton campaign and media are hyperventilating over Russia and treason, doing their 21st-century version of Joe McCarthy, the door is open to examine Hillary’s own web of entanglements with the Russians. With impeccable timing, a new report by Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer is available today. At 56 pages, including 12 pages of footnotes, it goes into considerable detail.
Laura Italiano of the New York Post summarizes the evidence that American technology of considerable military value was finding its way to Russia while millions of dollars flowed back to the Clinton Foundation. It traces:
... cash connections between the Clintons and participants in the State Department’s failed five-year effort to improve, or “reset,” US-Russia relations during Hillary’s reign as secretary of state.
Key players in a main component of the reset — a Moscow-based Silicon Valley-styled campus for developing biomed, space, nuclear and IT technologies called “Skolkovo” — poured tens of millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation, the report by journalist Peter Schweizer alleges.
As the Obama administration’s top diplomat, Hillary Clinton was at the center of US efforts on the reset in general and Skolkovo in particular, Schweizer argues.
Yet, “Of the 28 US, European and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo, 17 of them were Clinton Foundation donors” or sponsored speeches by former President Bill Clinton, Schweizer told The Post. (snip)
“I think the idea that you’re going to help develop a Russian version of Silicon Valley, which, by the way, will be controlled by the Russian government, and then not to expect that the technology will be siphoned off for military uses, is incredibly naive,” Schweizer said.
As early as 2010, Cybersecurity experts also expressed deep concerns about Russia using Skolkovo to develop hacking capabilities.
Russia’s FSB spy agency — the successor agency to the KGB — reportedly keeps two of its information warfare “security centers” at Skolkovo, the report says.
“There certainly is an irony that as we are now concerned about Russian cyber attacks on the US, that the reset played a role in enhancing their cyber-capabilities,” Schweizer said.
Facilitating strategic technology transfer in return for money is an old Clinton game. The Chinese bought their way to access of considerable space technology when Bill Clinton was president. Remember Charlie Trie, Loral, and the rest of the crew?
With so much potential dirt on Hillary and Russia, I have to wonder if Donald Trump’s sarcasm was bait to get the media to jump on Russia as a threat.