Laura Ingraham, on her Fox News show, The Ingraham Angle, on Friday talked about the indictments Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed down earlier in the day on 13 Russian nationals regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The host pointed out that of all the turmoil surrounding the Special Counsel only Russians have been indicted.
There is a familiar pattern here. The Uranium One FBI investigation uncovered bribes and kickbacks by Russians to influence the CFIUS committee and others to allow the sale of the Uranium One Canadian company that held 20 percent of U.S. uranium stores to the Russians. At the end of that investigation the FBI charged one Russian, and placed a gag order on the FBI informant. Many speculate the gag order on their own informant was done as a cover up of Obama administration people involved on the receiving end of said bribes and kickbacks, specifically Hillary Clinton receiving $145 million in the form of a donation (wink wink) to the Clinton Foundation from a Russian bank with ties to Vladimir Putin, and her husband, Bill Clinton, received a $500,000.00 speaking fee in Russia for a one-hour speech that nobody wanted to hear.
To date, no one ever asked Hillary Clinton why she voted for the Uranium One sale to go through knowing there was an FBI investigation into the players acting for Russia in the Uranium One purchase.
For that matter no one has asked former Attorney General Eric Holder the same question, when he had to have known that his own FBI did the investigation into Uranium One and a conviction came of it.
And for another matter no one has asked Barack Obama about the weird circumstances of his CFIUS committee allowing the sale of the Uranium One company to the Russians, when he asked to have updates of the FBI case on Uranium One adding to his daily presidential briefings.
The connection between how the Mueller team just indicted only Russians for interfering with the 2016 election and the Uranium One investigation only charging a Russian is that the FBI director who placed the gag order on the FBI informant in that case was none other than Robert Mueller, and the U.S attorney in charge of oversight of the Uranium One FBI investigation was none other than Ron Rosenstein, the man who appointed Robert Mueller as the Special Counsel for so-called Trump-Russian collusion.
Ingraham went on to talk about how the Obama administration, President Obama specifically, did not treat Russia as a threat, and that these indictments show how much Russia is, and has been all along, a threat to the United States despite Obama’s reluctance to take them seriously.
We all remember during the 2012 presidential debate when Mitt Romney answered the question that he thought the biggest threat to America was Russia, and Barack Obama made fun of him by saying the 1980’s called and they want their foreign policy back.
Ingraham told her viewers she believes Robert Mueller should interview the Democratic Party’s 2016 nominee, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State John Kerry, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and former President Barack Obama as part of his investigation.
We have been inundated with information over the past year showing Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid Russian FSB agents, via the opposition research company, FusionGPS, for dirt on Hillary’s opponent, Republican nominee, Donald Trump, which resulted in the now famous Trump dossier.
We also recently learned that the Trump dossier was then used to get a FISA warrant to spy on candidate Donald Trump and later President-Elect Donald Trump, and that the DOJ officials lied to the FISA court about the dossier and never disclosed to the FISA court that the dossier was bought and paid for by Donald Trump’s opponent, Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
If any Americans colluded with the Russians to help them rig the 2016 presidential election it was Hillary Clinton, her campaign, the DNC, and a whole cast of other bad actors working in the FBI, the DOJ and probably Barack Obama himself.
From Breitbart News:
INGRAHAM: We finally have indictments in the Mueller investigation related to meddling in the 2016 election and the only ones being charged are Russians. A federal grand jury has now indicted 13 Russian individuals and companies for interfering in the 2016 election.
They are charged with a bunch of things like creating fake ads, staging pro and anti-Trump campaign events and also setting up bogus-run organizations, but they’re not accused of rigging the election for Trump, but instead of waging information warfare to sow discord in the political system.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments and added this important caveat.
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ROD ROSENSTEIN, DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charge conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.
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INGRAHAM: Did you hear that? No American knowingly took part in the meddling and the plot had no effect on the outcome of the election. The facts, as we know them right now, support the president’s argument, an argument we have been making on this show for months, that there was no Russian collusion.
Trump took a bit of a victory lap, tweeting today, “Russia started their anti-U.S. campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong. No collusion.”
Well, it certainly looks that way, but we don’t know for sure what else Mueller may have up his sleeve. Though, I’ll tell you who this totally vindicates. Conservatives and Republicans who have been warning people for years about how devious the Russians can be in this situation.
Remember, when President Obama sarcastically mocked Mitt Romney’s Russia warning back in 2012 during the presidential debate.
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FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: When you’re asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia. Not al Qaeda, you said Russia. In the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the cold war has been over for 20 years.
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INGRAHAM: Now, Obama was so convinced of that, his DOJ and FBI did next to nothing about the Russian skulduggery. I love that word. His State Department actually approved the visas for the Russian operatives that were indicted by Mueller today.
His FBI began spying on Trump Campaign Advisor Carter Page with a FISA warrant in the fall of 2016. Now details in today’s indictment do point to vindication for the Trump team. This is Jonathan Turley from tonight’s “Special Report.”
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JONATHAN TURLEY: This makes more sense than the narratives that everyone has been throwing around in conspiracies. This began in 2014, began before the presidential election. The Russians were taking targets of opportunity and shooting at everybody in the election but certainly working more against Hillary Clinton. But what it does show is that they did a really quite impressive job in finding this cyber trail to these individuals.
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INGRAHAM: I’ll say. And the indictment describes rallies that took place after the election, both in support of and against Trump, and by the way, some of them happened on the same day, all allegedly promoted by these Russian accounts.
You see this ad? Well, according to “Buzzfeed,” this anti-Trump rallies staged just four days after the election was promoted by something called “Black Matters U.S.,” a social media campaign thought to be organized by Russians.
So, why would Trump collude with Russians to stage anti-Trump rallies? Does that make any sense? Here’s the bottom line. The Trump campaign did not know about Russian interference in the election. But the Obama administration certainly did and may have in fact enabled it.
Given that we already know Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC paid for that fake Russian dossier, it’s time for the special counsel to interview Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, and maybe even Barack Obama. I say it’s high time that we determine who really colluded with the Russians.