| 20Aug2018 | Gerald William Kokodyniak M.A.Sc.
Russian interference in
American Presidential elections not
limited to 2016
[W.Z.: Gerry Kokodyniak has created a short list of U.S. politicians,
appear to have been recruited by the Russian intelligence services to
support Putin's genocidal policies against Ukraine and Ukrainians.
Obviously, the list could be greatly expanded and broadened to include
other people and organizations.
Could a similar list be compiled in Canada? What about other countries
in Europe and around the world? Finally, is there anything Ukrainians
could/should do to counter this threat?]
I am beginning to think that Russia had been interfering in the
American GOP leadership races more than just Trump in 2015/2016 and not
just the GOP. They undoubtedly have been backing multiple horses just
like they back extreme left-wing and extreme right wing parties in the
Trump hinted as far back as 1987 he was interested in running for
President, he later ran in 1999 via the Reform party and failed to win
the nomination -- Trump withdrew shortly after his backer Jesse Ventura
quit the Reform Party after an internal party conflict. He mused
running again in 2012 for the GOP but got cold feet.
In 2012 Ron Paul ran for the presidential race in the 2012 for the GOP,
1988 for the Libertarian Party, and 2008 for the GOP. Since he has been
retired, he has been running the very soviet sounding "Ron Paul
Institute for Peace and Prosperity" that has been taking russian money
and advocating American isolationism.
In 2015 his son Rand Paul ran for President in the GOP. During his time
in the Senate, he has voted against expanding NATO to include Easter
European countries, went to Moscow to improve relations with the
Russians, and after coming back from Moscow has been lobbying to remove
sanctions on Russian politicians as a start -- those placed by Obama
after the seizure of Crimea. Senator John McCain has publicly stated
that Paul is working for the Russians.
Jesse Ventura was backing Trump in his 1999 run for the presidential
nomination of the Reform Party while he was in office as Governor of
Minnesota. Later on he got caught up in this "Alt-Right like" pursuit
of conspiracy theories and promoting them thru TV shows, also via
nutcase Alex Jones (who has his own Russian connections via Dugin
& constantly using Russia Today news clips) and then later on
Russia today where he has his own TV show. There are many that tried to
recruit him to run for President in 2016 in which he backed off and
again for 2020 -- both times it would be under the Green Party banner.
He backed John Kerry in his 2004 presidential run and backed Ron Paul
in 2011. Ron Paul has his own Russian demons and Kerry as Secretary of
State was way to cozy with Lavrov and may have undermined Ukraine
during Euromaidan, and subsequent Russian war of aggression against
Dana Rohrabacher -- GOP congressman -- is known to be a
Russian collaborator -- Washington's dirtiest known secret. He also was
on a short list for Secretary of State by Trump -- yes really.
Steve Bannon who has been screwing around in the GOP with the tea party
since his ouster in White House has been travelling around the EU
meeting with extreme right wing parties trying to get them to unite
especially to unify policy in the EU in order to destroy the EU --
every party he interacts with has been receiving financial &
moral & logistical support from Putin via his neo-nazi
philosopher Aleksandre Dugin.
Dr. Jill Stein, presidential candidate for the Green Party in the USA
was at the famous RT 10th anniversary dinner in Moscow in December 2015
in which Lt. General Flynn & Stein sat at the head table with
Mad Vlad Putin. Afterwards she gave a nice propaganda video clip in
which she praised the Human Rights of Russia and how great Russia was.
:O :O Her purpose (in which it is not clear if she did so knowingly or
not) was to bleed off support from Clinton in the 2016 elections and
thus ensure battleground states fell to Trump. Considering the the
margins in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan & Wisconsin were so
tight, it indeed served that purpose very well and ensured a Trump
The Democrats are also not clean on this. Kerry was way too cozy with
Lavrov in 2015/2016 were the running joke was that they should get a
Bernie Sanders with his pro-Soviet views was well supported (again not
sure knowingly or not) by Russian troll farms to bleed off support from
Clinton and thus cause her to have to fight all the way into the
convention and bleed off more resources in the primaries instead of the
general election. Oddly enough some key personnel in the Bernie Sanders
campaign ended up working for the Trump campaign which is an oddity in
itself because of the disparity in campaign platforms but makes more
sense in that they may have been Russian assets. BTW Bernie Sanders
voted against CAATSA in 2017 -- the only Democrat to do so. (1 GOP
Senator, 1 Dem Senator, & 3 GOP Congressmen)
ex-Congressman Democrat John Conyer who led the left wing of the
Democratic party for years, had been extremely pro-Moscow for decades
in his position. Like Rohrabacher, it was an open secret he was
Moscow's man in Congress. He had been affiliated with the Communist
Party of the USA for decades aka the "National Lawyers Guild" and the
kremlin-founded "World Peace Council" -- that group is in the
Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has consistently been taking to
the defence of Assad in Syria despite the horrendous war crimes with
the help of the Russians. Gabbard had hired Chris Cooper of the Potomac
Square Group -- one of seven well known lobbyists who directly work on
behalf of the Russian Government -- Browder had identified these seven
lobbyists who are all now interacting with the Trump Administration --
Vesselnytskaya is one of the seven identified by Browder. Just follow
There are no doubt others that I have missed but it is clear that the
Russians had multiple horses they backed that had Presidential
aspirations and Trump was the one that actually succeeded.
Gerald William Kokodyniak M.A.Sc.