The mainstream media is salivating over a recent meeting of Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, jumping to the conclusion that the Trump team colluded with Russians without any proof.
All the while, they are conveniently ignoring a bombshell story with layers of evidence that the Hillary Clinton-run State Department opposed sanctions on Russian officials in exchange for a whopping $500,000 — and then buried the story when the press attempted to reveal their Russian collusion.
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President Donald Trump’s Deputy Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, brought attention to the hypocrisy in the media during a press briefing last week.
She told reporters, “If you want to talk about having a relationship with Russia, I’d look no further than the Clintons. Bill Clinton was paid half a million dollars to give a speech to a Russian bank, personally thanked by President Putin.”
Bill Clinton was paid $500K by Russian finance company Renaissance Capital for his June 29th, 2010 speech in Moscow, proven by Hillary’s ethics disclosure form filed when she was Secretary of State.
The Russian-backed investment bank funding Renaissance and Bill’s speech, is allegedly the same company whose human-rights violations spurred the Global Magnitsky Act that the Clintons conveniently opposed.
These are the same sanctions that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya lobbied against in her meeting with Trump Jr. The meeting that Democrats are now responding to with shock and disgust.
But they’re ignoring that Clinton was working with the Russians for personal gain while she was already in office, making vital decisions allegedly based on a big payout for Bill.
Members of Congress pushed the State Department to approve the sanctions that would ban certain Russian officials accused of human-rights allegations from being granted U.S. visas. But Hillary Clinton denied their request.
Then President Barack Obama’s administration also opposed the Magnitsky Act originally because he didn’t want to increase tensions between the U.S. and Russia.
Just weeks after the U.S. opposition, Bill delivered his speech and cashed out big from Russian bank executives who would’ve have been banned from the U.S. should our government of approved the sanctions.
If the mainstream media would do their due diligence, they would see that Obama and Clinton were on the same team as Putin and Veselnitskaya during Obama’s presidency — The very thing they are trying to slam Trump for now.
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When the story was discovered by Bloomberg in 2015, Clinton’s team went to work to bury the controversy before it could come to light in the public.
An email published by Wikileaks shows a memo from Clinton’s presidential campaign team cheering that they were successful in killing the story.
“With the help of the research team, we killed a Bloomberg story trying to link HRC’s opposition to the Magnitsky bill a $500,000 speech that WJC gave in Moscow,” Jesse Lehrich from Hillary for America’s Rapid Response team wrote on May 21, 2015.
The Magnitsky act came about due to a 26-year-old tax attorney Sergei Magnitsky who was hired by owner of Hermitage Capital Management William Browder. According to Browder, Magnitsky discovered the Russian government and organized crime had stolen millions of dollars from Hermitage Capital, and committed millions of dollars in tax fraud.
When he reported the crimes to the Russian government, he was jailed and later died during his imprisonment, spurring human-rights violation allegations against the government.
It was a horrific act by the Russian government, but the Clintons clearly don’t have an issue turning a blind eye when there is a cash payout coming their way.
But don’t expect to hear about it in the mainstream media.
-The Horn editorial team