By: Cliff Kincaid
Six years ago, in our 2017 book on Barack Hussein Obama, Red Star Rising: The Making of Barack Hussein Obama and the Transformation of America, we concluded that Russia-gate was a diversion from the Russian penetration of the national Democratic Party and Russian control over, even blackmail of, Barack Hussein Obama.
With the release of the Durham report confirming Obama’s role in Russia-gate, which peddled the notion that Trump was a Russian agent, it’s time for Obama to be subpoenaed before Congress to explain what he knew and when he knew it. Questions also have to be raised, even at this late date, about his mysterious trip to Russia as a U.S. Senator, when his passport was confiscated.
As we noted back then, Russia-gate was a brilliant Marxist dialectical maneuver, as seen in the fact that Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat and a vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, emerged as a major critic of Russian influence in the Trump Administration. His father was Marcus Raskin, a former Kennedy administration official who was a founder of the Marxist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and notoriously soft on Soviet Russia.
In the 1980s, in order to undermine Reagan’s defense buildup, Marcus Raskin and the IPS planned several conferences with Soviet officials believed to be under the influence or control of the Soviet intelligence services. At the time, 12 members of the U.S. Senate and 70 members of the House wrote to Secretary of State George Shultz, warning that the Soviet Union would use the events for intelligence purposes. IPS subservience to the agenda of the Soviet Union and its client state was a major topic of concern to those backing Reagan’s anti-Soviet policies. Journalist and author Brian Crozier wrote in National Review that the IPS was “the perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they 53 were to originate openly from the KGB.”
Steven Powell’s book on the IPS, Covert Cadre, includes photographs of identified Soviet agents who attended IPS functions or associated with IPS personalities. He names two as KGB officers. The IPS even hosted convicted Soviet spy Alger Hiss. It regarded him as innocent and launched a series of “Alger Hiss lectures” in 2002, after receiving a bequest from the estate of Alger and Isabel Johnson Hiss.
Ironically, Rep. Raskin used a speech in Washington, D.C. to denounce the Russians for using “active measures” or influence operations against the United States, the same kind that his own father’s organization facilitated.
We concluded that it was not too late for CIA and FBI investigations into the former president, Barack Hussein Obama, but that the Intelligence Community had to be purged of enemy agents, spies, and moles.
In the present context, this means that Congress needs a House Committee on Internal Security to uncover the enemy agents.
We viewed Russia-gate as a masterstroke by the Russians, using the Hillary Clinton campaign as a go-between. The disinformation led to almost two years’ worth of investigations, by a special counsel and Congress, into Trump’s political, personal, and business dealings. As all of this was unfolding, the communists were up to no good south of our border, as millions of illegal aliens began to flood our country.
The Russia-gate investigations, including the one by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, had the earmarks of a Russian disinformation operation, carried forward by the Democratic Party, to divert the attention of our nation from what really matters – communist meddling in Latin America.
Let’s recap the basic facts — Russia-gate was conceived in Russia, in the form of the fake Russian dossier on Trump, and was used by the losing political party in the 2016 presidential election as a means by which the Democrats intended to delegitimize Trump.
Despite the current breathless coverage on the conservative cable channels, the Durham report only confirms what we already know.
But there is a constructive thing that Fox News can do. They can expose and identify those on their own payroll who helped perpetuate the Russia-gate fraud. I wrote about this sensitive topic in my article, “Conservative Dupes in the Russia-gate Probe.”
Andrew McCarthy, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, wrote an article for National Review appearing under the headline, “Robert Mueller: A Solid Choice for Trump-Russia Investigation ‘Special Counsel.’” McCarthy wrote that “He is highly regarded by both parties…He is a straight shooter, by the book, and studiously devoid of flash.”
The fate of an elected president was hanging in the balance and a Fox News “expert” was defending the Russia-gate prosecutor. McCarthy is still a paid Fox contributor.
From the FBI’s point of view, a corrupt agency and corrupt agents were at risk of being exposed and punished. Despite Durham’s report, they are still there for the most part. Patriotic agents have simply left the building.
I wrote at the time that I feared the same Russian operatives who wrote the “Trump Dossier” were pulling the strings in the FBI itself. In other words, at its core, Russia-gate was intended as a diversion from corruption and communist moles within the FBI.
The problem remains.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy can launch a new House Internal Security Committee to investigate and uncover the moles. What we need in the Senate is another Joe McCarthy, willing to investigate communists in the intelligence agencies.
But that will take guts and courage.
Interestingly, McCarthy was preparing to investigate the CIA when he went into Bethesda Naval Hospital for knee surgery and died from hepatitis. The J.C. Hawkins book, Betrayal at Bethesda, explains the curious sequence of events.
If Congress fails to act in the face of the overwhelming evidence of communist penetration of the intelligence agencies, we will have to conclude they fear the power of the State, including its ability to persecute and even assassinate its political enemies.
If you think this is impossible, ask the Supreme Court justices targeted for protest and death by “activists” upset by the leak of that ruling against abortion on demand.
This is a matter of life and death.
- Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. usasurvival.org