Hillary Clinton says that Tulsi Gabbard is the favorite of the Russians who have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her.
By Rakesh Raman
Hillary Clinton – who had won the Democratic Party nomination in the 2016 presidential election – has said that Russians are leveraging a number of top U.S. politicians and Russia had kompromat, or compromising information, on President Donald Trump.
Ms. Clinton – who was the first woman to win the popular vote in an American presidential election – accused 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein of being a “Russian asset” and suggested that Russia might secretly back Tulsi Gabbard – a member of the Democratic Party – as a third-party candidate.
“She (Tulsi Gabbard) is the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far,” Ms. Clinton was quoted by The Washington Post in an analysis piece published today (October 19).
Ms. Gabbard retorted with a series of tweets calling Ms. Clinton the queen of warmongers and embodiment of corruption.
“Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose,” Ms. Gabbard said in her tweets posted today.
“It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly,” Ms. Gabbard added.
As Russia is known for stealing elections for rogue political leaders, it is largely believed in India that Modi won the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections with Putin’s help.
Presumably, Russian technical experts help Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tamper with electronic voting machines (EVMs) to win the elections deceptively. These days, Modi is frequently meeting with Trump and Putin.
Modi was also with Trump at the recent ‘Howdy Modi’ event arranged in Houston, Texas. Ms. Gabbard reportedly met Modi during his visit to the U.S. As a result of their interaction, Trump suddenly changed his stance on the controversial Kashmir issue to support Modi for the annexation of Kashmir.
This is not the first warning by Ms. Clinton about Russia’s potential interference in the 2020 presidential election to help Trump win. Last year, she had blamed Putin for interfering in the 2016 election that Trump allegedly won with Russian help.
“Vladimir Putin has waged a 30-year campaign to disrupt world events, including our last election. I talked about it in Active Measures, a fascinating summation of the Russia story,” Hillary Clinton had stated.
A film from director Jack Bryan, Active Measures details a decades long connection between Trump and Putin. The film includes new reporting on Trump’s dealings with Russian mob figures, and expert analysis on the largest and most effectively executed espionage operation in history—Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
As Trump is again trying to take foreign help to win the 2020 election, he is currently facing an impeachment inquiry.
A new transcript of a call between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart reveals that Trump asked for Ukraine help to investigate a case related to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden who is expected to be his rival in the 2020 presidential election.
In the phone call that took place between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, Trump asked the Ukrainian leader to work with the U.S. attorney general to investigate the Biden case.
Trump and his accomplices such as Rudy Giuliani (who is also facing criminal investigation) and a slew of Republicans are making unsubstantiated claims that Joe Biden – as the former U.S. Vice President – had improperly influenced Ukraine to protect his son, Hunter Biden, in a corruption case.
As Trump was trying to take Ukraine help to intervene in the 2020 election so that he could attack his rival Biden with corruption allegations, a whistleblower reported the matter to a State Department inspector general.
The whistleblower’s complaint has become the basis of a new impeachment inquiry against Trump announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi said Trump’s actions amount to betrayal of the national security and betrayal of the integrity of U.S. elections.
Earlier, in his report on Trump-Russia ties and his testimony on July 24 special counsel Robert Mueller said categorically that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win.
COUP AGAINST TRUMP
“Once again, Trump has called on a foreign country to interfere in our elections – just the latest example of him putting his personal political gain ahead of defending the integrity of our elections,” Pelosi said.
However, Trump is trying to offer lame excuses to justify his call with the Ukrainian leader. “As the President of the United States, I have an absolute right, perhaps even a duty, to investigate, or have investigated, corruption, and that would include asking, or suggesting, other countries to help us out,” Trump stated, adding that this isn’t about a campaign, this is about corruption on a massive scale.
Trump also has blamed his opponents in the Democratic Party for staging a coup against him. “As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a coup, intended to take away the power of the people, their vote, their freedoms, and their God-given rights as citizens of the United States of America!,” Trump said.
While Trump is scared of impeachment and possible imprisonment for his alleged crime to steal the U.S. election with foreign help, he has threatened to identify and eliminate the whistleblower who has complained against him. With such threats to the whistleblower, Trump is behaving like an underworld mobster who is trying to use violence to silence his dissenters.
The 2020 U.S. presidential election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of the humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.
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