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The thundering chorus of alarm over the neophytes who attempted clumsy networking pales in comparison with decades of Left-wing Democrat collusion with Russia. The so-called “Progressives” in politics and the press aided and abetted America’s enemies for generations. Their current cacophony of indignation is just another round of deceit.
For a hundred years, these newly minted anti-Russians among Congress and the media were actively pro-Russia, pro-Bolshevik, and pro-Soviet Union, the Russia Putin served and was shaped by.
Let’s review actual Russian collusion.
President Woodrow Wilson bungled the U.S. response to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, paving the way for decades of terror and the Cold War. One reason may be that his Russia Advisor was John Christian Bullitt. Bullitt was a close associate of the famous communist author John Reed. In fact, Bullitt married Louise Bryant, Reed’s widow. He tried to convince Wilson to recognize Lenin‘s regime within months of the Bolshevik Revolution. He later went onto to serve as Franklin Roosevelt’s (FDR) Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
In 1921, leading liberal Democrat thinkers met with Lenin in Moscow to learn about his New Economic Policy and assess its adaptability for America. This group went on to be the highly feted “Brain Trust” that formed FDR’s inner policy circle and launched the New Deal. One of Roosevelt’s first acts was to open diplomatic relations with the USSR and name Bullitt as the first U.S. Ambassador.
Ambassador Joseph Davies followed Bullitt in Moscow. He did everything he could to cover-up Stalin’s great purges and the gulags. He is best known for his official declaration, “Communism holds no serious threat to the United States.” His book and subsequent movie “Mission to Moscow” remains the purest example of Stalin worship. He ended his diplomatic career as an advisor to Truman at the Potsdam Conference, which sealed the fate of Eastern Europe within the Soviet “sphere of influence”.
Davies’ pro-Stalin efforts were supported by Alger Hiss. Starting in 1936, Hiss advised Cordell Hull, FDR’s Secretary of State, and rose in influence until he was FDR’s key Russian advisor at the Yalta Conference. The Yalta Conference was noteworthy for the tilt of FDR toward Stalin and away from Churchill. In 1948, Hiss was unmasked as a Soviet Agent. To this day, many liberals defend Hiss and deny the mountain of evidence against him.
President Truman is idolized as the President who stood-up to Communism. Yet his team mishandled the rise of Mao and the Communists in China, losing China in 1949. Worse, they deprived South Korea of tanks and artillery in the hopes of not “provoking” North Korea. On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded anyway. The lack of tanks and artillery allowed Chinese and Russian backed North Korean forces to capture Seoul, the Capital of South Korea, in three days. In less than two months North Korea nearly drove anticommunist forces off the Korean Peninsula and into the sea at Pusan.
The exposure of Hiss was the first of many actions taken by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Truman denounced it. Liberals to this day assert HUAC ushered in the darkest days of America and dismiss its investigations as witch hunts. HUAC was abolished in 1975, after the Democrat post-Watergate landslide.
Secret Soviet intelligence documents, known as the Venona Papers, surfaced in the 1990s. In 2000, former Intelligence Committee investigator, Herb Romerstein, published the translated papers, which revealed Soviet agents in the State Department and Hollywood (1943-1980), vindicating HUAC’s work.
The Venona Papers, and other intelligence disclosures, ultimately proved Russian collusion with the “New Left” in the 1960s and with John Kerry’s antiwar activities in the 1970s.
Defectors and additional documents also outlined how the unilateral Cold War capitulations of the Carter Administration were guided by an array of Russian agents. In particular, the National Security staff of Zbigniew Brzezinski was known for its overly cozy interactions with America’s foes. This social and professional collusion led to ten significant security breaches including exposing Trigon, America’s highest placed agent in the Kremlin.
Reagan’s White House staff and Bill Casey’s newly invigorated CIA eradicated the Russian and Cuban agents, and their associated “agents of influence”. This cleared the way for America to finally go on the offensive and destroy the Soviet Empire.
Today’s apocalyptic rhetoric about Trump and the Russians takes Left-wing hypocrisy into yet another round of deceit.
Americans should call for a day of reckoning for Trump’s holier than thou detractors.
[Scot Faulkner led the legislative team for Rep. John Ashbrook (R-OH), ranking Member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. He served as the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served on the White House Staff, and in Executive Appointments, during the Reagan Administration.
Currently, Faulkner helps private corporations by flattening organizations; achieving dramatic and sustainable cost reductions while improving operational and service excellence.]