How the year’s No. 1 news story has been turned completely on its head!
We may never have seen a turnabout so stunningly sudden, profound and far-reaching, either in journalism or politics.
After months of Democrats and media pounding the narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia — yet nary a scrap of evidence — it now turns out the Clintons and Obama administration are now credibly charged with Russian collusion of their own. And on at least three different fronts.
The Washington Post reported the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee helped fund an infamous “Russian dossier” of unsubstantiated dirt on Trump that included allegations of ties to Moscow.
No wonder the firm that did the dirty work, Fusion GPS, has been so furiously fighting disclosure of its finances.
Lawyer Marc Elias, the Post reported, “retained the firm in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC.”
It’s a bombshell so shattering it puts Watergate to shame: Nixon’s minions only burglarized the opposition party’s office; this revelation alleges the Clinton campaign and Democrat machine colluded with America’s chief geopolitical foe to concoct unfounded gossip about a presidential rival. Talk about dirty tricks!
And all the many months of silence, cover-up and connivance — while unabashedly pushing a narrative that it was the other camp that was colluding with Russia.
On a second front, information well-known to conservatives, but only now breaking into the open: that, as secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton joined other Obama administration officials in approving the sale of up to 20 percent of America’s uranium deposits to a shady Russian company — one that the Obama administration may even have been investigating at the time.
“It turns out the Obama administration knew the Russians were engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion in order to gain control of US atomic resources,” writes The New York Post, “yet still OK’d that 2010 deal to give Moscow control of one-fifth of America’s uranium.”
The New York Times reported it, confirming in a 2015 article that “the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.”
It seems unimaginable — especially for someone such as Hillary Clinton, who has cheered on the unsubstantiated claims of Trump collusion. Her approval of the uranium deal wasn’t just collusion — it was capitulation, in a matter that the Times characterized as having “implications for national security.”
But that’s not all.
In its brief foray into the scandal in 2015, the Times’ article — headlined “Cash flowed to Clinton Foundation amid Russian uranium deal” — noted that “shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.”
“The ultimate authority to approve or reject the Russian acquisition,” the Times wrote, “rested with the Cabinet officials on the foreign investment committee, including Hillary Clinton — whose husband was collecting millions in donations from people associated with Uranium One.”
Reports indicate the Clinton Foundation took in up to $145 million in Russia-connected cash.
On a third front, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reported Tuesday that a firm owned in part by Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta acted as a liaison — for Russian interests.
All these allegations, some old and some new, deserve the undivided attention of investigators, the media and the public. Much more so than the infinitely-less-troubling, and so far unproven, claims against Mr. Trump.