I somewhat agree with Erick Ericsson’s assessment here that the Russian Oligarchs are trying to destabilize our democracy. We know this, and the fact that Eric Ericsson and I agree is a example of where we can find agreement.
Hopefully, Erick and I can also agree it is a bad thing and we need to prevent it. Right Erick? I hope you and I can agree we need to understand how the Russian Oligarchs are trying to destabilize our democracy so we can inoculate ourselves.
The thing I find so interesting, is that the Right Wing is so receptive to the Russian Oligarch’s message.
Here are some of the things Erick says I thought most notable.
If, as the Obama Administration claimed, the Russians merely wanted to undermine American trust in the democratic process, would not they work both sides against each other? It is looking more and more like that may be the case.
It could just be a coincidence that the Obama Administration let Natalia Veselnitskaya enter the United States to meet with Donald Trump, Jr. It could also be a coincidence that her client, Prevezon, hired Fusion GPS to help Russia at the same time Fusion GPS was compiling a dossier on Donald Trump claiming Trump was working with the Russians. And it could be a coincidence that the FBI considered hiring the man who helped Fusion GPS compile that dossier.
It could all be a coincidence, or it could start to paint a new picture. The Russians could have been masterfully playing both sides so that whoever won, Russia came out on top. Mrs. Clinton, after all, claims she reset the relationship with Russia.