“If necessary, we will call Bob Mueller or others before our committee. Our predominant concern on my committee is: Was this president, is this president, compromised by a foreign power?”
That was House Intel Committee boss Adam Schiff after the release of the Mueller report, which announced no new indictments and found no collusion or obstruction of justice.
Schiff’s response, echoed in the establishment media, was entirely predictable.
The Mueller probe was the Democrats’ version of Stalin’s show trials of the 1930s, in which old Bolshevik Nikolai Bukharin confessed to sabotage, “whether or not I took direct part in any particular act.” Like Stalin, Democrats had predetermined Trump’s guilt and wanted a confession, removal from office, and jail time. So the Democrat-media axis wasn’t going to accept any report that cleared the president.
More elusive targets were those Republicans who had supported the Mueller probe as legitimate instead of the Clinton-FBI-DOJ-DNC coup attempt it had always been. Like Captain Renault in Casablanca, this crowd expressed shock that Russia should attempt to influence American elections. As they should have known, Russia had been doing that since the 1920s by maintaining their own political party, the Communist Party USA, and running their own candidates in U.S. elections.
Way back in 1919, the Russians established the Communist International, the Comintern, to control the foreign political parties they founded and funded. By 1924 the Russian Communists were intervening in American elections by running their own candidates. William Z. Foster, author of Toward Soviet America, was the Communist candidate in 1924.
Earl Browder was the Russians’ choice for president in 1936 and 1940, and that year the Party backed the Stalin-Hitler Pact, defended the Nazi and Soviet invasions of Poland, and strove to block U.S. aid to embattled Britain. Still, the federal government launched no official investigation of Russian meddling or collusion.
In 1972 the Russian Communists backed old-line Stalinist Gus Hall for President of the United States. Hall was also the Russians’ candidate in 1976, 20 years after Khrushchev revealed Stalin’s atrocities and long after Russian invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia, then still under Russian control. With that record, and the campaign against dissidents such as Yuri Glazov at its height, it took a special kind of person to vote for Communist candidate Gus Hall. College student John Brennan was up to the task, and that raises a security issue.
Former Clinton National Security Adviser Anthony Lake failed to become CIA director because he thought Alger Hiss might be innocent. Brennan, on the other hand, openly touted his vote for the CPUSA and never should have been allowed anywhere near the CIA. But under POTUS 44, whose beloved Frank Marshall Davis was a Communist and Soviet agent, Brennan duly got the job. So no surprise that Brennan has accused President Trump of treason for meeting with Putin, and for revoking the security clearance of the former CIA boss and Gus Hall voter.
In 1979, African American Communist Angela Davis won the Lenin Peace Prize and the following year she ran for vice president on the Communist Party ticket with Gus Hall. The same pair ran again in 1984, at a time when the Russians were on the march in Africa, Central America and Afghanistan. Even so, the federal government did not empower any special counsel to investigate Russian election meddling or the collusion of Angela Davis with an all-white, all-male Communist dictatorship.
On January 21, 2017, one day after the inauguration of president Trump, the keynote speaker in a Washington anti-Trump rally was Angela Davis her own self. Establishment media failed to note that Davis was a two-time vice-presidential loser with Soviet Russia’s CPUSA. And as they championed the Mueller probe, Democrats ignored the real collusion with Russia and China.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton enabled “a ‘reset’ with Russia that seems to have led to a resurgent Russia expanding its military, diplomatic and economic power in Eastern Europe and the Mideast.” As Clinton Cash shows, the Clinton Foundation facilitated the transfer of U.S. uranium to Russia.
For her part, Sen. Dianne Feinstein believed that President Trump obstructed justice and in October 2017, Feinstein said, “the special counsel is doing his job and the process is working.” In December 2017, the San Francisco Democrat said her concern about Trump’s ability to do his job “rises with the day.” In 2018 it emerged that Feinstein had harbored a Chinese Communist spy for 20 years, but as Ben Weingarten noted in the Federalist, her ties to China run much deeper.
Feinstein “argued against tying China’s most-favored-nation status to human rights improvements” and argued that “more people in China vote for their leadership on the local level than do Americans.” For Weingarten, this was “not only beyond naïve, but demonstrates an offensive moral equivalency.”
The Department of Justice has yet to probe any of this with the same zeal they deployed with the fake collusion story. If anybody believes the FBI and DOJ should get busy with the real Russia and China colluders it would be hard to blame them.