Recent revelations have turned upside down the narrative that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians to influence the presidential election. As evidence of Democratic scandals has mounted, Republicans are coming together in anger and concern, says President Trump.
Two separate scandals are now merging, as the picture becomes clearer. On the one hand, it has emerged that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were behind the infamous Trump-Russia dossier that fueled the narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. The discredited claims in the dossier were gathered from two Russian officials still active in the Kremlin—raising concerns that the dossier itself was a form of Russian collusion to spread disinformation.
On the other hand, it has emerged that the Clinton Foundation made millions from the Russian acquisition of the Uranium One company, which holds rights to 20 percent of U.S. uranium, while Russia was running a campaign of bribery and extortion around the deal; and that several major figures in the Obama administration may have played a role in either supporting it or concealing it from the public.
Several of the individuals involved in the uranium scandal are central to the Russia investigation, including former FBI Director James Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and special counsel for the Russia investigation Robert Mueller.
President Donald Trump said in a series of tweets on Oct. 29 that he has “Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?), the Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more.”
“Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia, ‘collusion,’ which doesn’t exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics,” Trump said, adding that, meanwhile, the Republicans are “now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out.”
The Clinton campaign and the DNC may have violated campaign finance laws in funding the Russia dossier, according to an FEC complaint filed on Oct. 25 by Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit on election laws.
“They failed to accurately disclose the purpose and recipient of payments for the dossier of research alleging connections between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia, effectively hiding these payments from public scrutiny, contrary to the requirements of federal law,” states a press release from the organization.
Adav Noti, senior director of trial litigation and strategy at the Campaign Legal Center, said in the release, “By filing misleading reports, the DNC and Clinton campaign undermined the vital public information role of campaign disclosures.”
Meanwhile, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in an Oct. 24 tweet that the Department of Justice should appoint a special counsel to investigate the Uranium One scandal, which involves the Clintons and several key Obama officials.
More details on the Russian uranium deal may soon be unveiled as well. A witness on the deal had stepped forward to the Obama-administration FBI, who then placed a gag order on the witness. The Obama Justice Department then threatened him with charges if he testified before congress.
The gag order was lifted on Oct. 25 by the Justice Department, however, and the witness is now cleared to testify.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Oct. 27 that if there was any collusion with Russia, it was from the Clinton campaign and the DNC.
“I think that our position hasn’t changed since day one,” Sanders said. “And I think we are seeing now that if there was any collusion with Russia it was between the DNC and the Clintons and certainly not our campaign.”
From The Epoch Times