Late last year Iowa US Senate Chuck Grassley ratcheted up an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley’s interest came in light of the indictments of former Trump campaign director Paul Manafort and questions raised about the effectiveness of Robert Mueller’s investigation.
However, one news item that got little coverage, was Grassley’s introducing an amendment to the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). The Washington Examiner points out that Grassley’s changes add more teeth to the law in order to make it harder for foreign agents to not register if they are involved in political activities.
However, Grassley’s amendment would not have just affected any alleged Russian agents who were his primary target at the time, environmentalists funded by the Russian government would, most likely, have been affected by the FARA change as well.
For two years the mainstream media was largely focused on reporting on the conspiracy theory they spun on the collaboration Congressional Democrats alleged about President Trump colluding with the Russians. Yet, not suprisingly, they recently moved the goalposts excluding the President from their accusations. Most likely, this is due to continuing events surrounding the Steele dossier.
The mainstream media is also intentionally not reporting what the Democrats discovered during October of last year and obviously decided to sack demonstrating clear evidence that showed Russian intervention in US affairs with the country funding environmentalist groups to stop fracking.
What is laughable is when a formal investigation of Russia funding environmentalists was requested by two Republican members of Congress, The Daily Beast (a mainstream media outlet) slammed the proposition saying the proof for it was scant. In fact, there is more proof than The Daily Beast cared to look into or intentionally ignored in an attempt to play interference.
Not only did The Daily Beast not look into the 2014 US Senate Public Works Committee’s report that was the basis of The Beast‘s claim the charge against Russia only entailed one element of proof. The publication did not report about a letter they cited addressed to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that also documents evidence citing a Wikileaks a Hillary Clinton email detailing a paperless money trail from Russia into U.S. environmentalist groups through the Sea Change Foundation and was included in the 2014 report.
Five years ago it was revealed that an entity out of the United Arab Emirates funded a movie geared to undermine fracking in the court of public opinion. Thankfully it flopped at the box office, but there was not a peep of outrage from Democrats or the mainstream media about that, nor when billionaire George Soros funds many of the same causes the Sea Change Foundation supports too.
It is obvious that the allegations made against Russia by the Left are nothing more than a smokescreen to distract from the country’s funding of environmentalist groups since it keeps money flowing to their gravy trains. Outlets, like The Daily Beast, are only too willing to help along. Sounds collusiony doesn’t it?