Many Democrats are hoping that Michael Flynn’s plea deal could lead to incriminating President Trump or his team, but as it turns out there is evidence that shows Democrat Sen. Ted Kennedy tried to collude with the Russians hoping to take down President Ronald Reagan back in the 1980s.
Friday the former National Security Adviser took a guilty plea admitting he lied to the FBI about the contact he had with the former Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak in December 2016.
The contact involved restrictions placed on Russia by the Obama administration after the November election and U.N. determination on targeting Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Flynn resigned in February 2016 after lying to Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of the contact with Kislyak.
Regarding Flynn’s plea, White House lawyer Ty Cobb stated, “The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year.”
“Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn,” he continued.
President Trump repeated those words in a tweet Sunday, saying that Flynn’s only mistake was lying to FBI about a contact he was lawfully able to have.
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017
Trump stated Saturday that he is not concerned about Flynn’s guilty plea.
“What has been shown is no collusion,” he stated. “There’s been absolutely no collusion. So we’re very happy.”
While President Trump is happy about the discoveries of the Russia probe, there is evidence proving that Ted Kennedy, “The Lion of the Senate” back in the 1980s, contacted the Russians wanting to collude with them to take down President Reagan.
In 1983 Kennedy announced he is running for a president hoping to become his party’s nominee and beat Reagan in 1984 election.
Paul Kengor, Reagan biographer, said that Kennedy close assistant John Tunney went to Moscow on May 9, 1983, to meet with KGB agents to notify them of a proposal by the senator that could weaken Reagan.
In his 2007 book “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism,” Kengor added a letter, dated May 14, 1983, from then-KGB chairman Vicktor Chebrikov addressed to Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov that chronicled Kennedy’s overture to the Soviets.
The document was revealed in 1992 after the Soviet Union fell apart.
Chebrikov wrote in the letter saying that Kennedy was eager to “counter the militaristic policies” of Reagan and to weaken his prospects for re-election in 1984.
Kennedy wanted to target Reagan’s military buildup, which many historians believe it helped the demise of the Soviet Union.
Kennedy proposed that he can arrange interviews for Andropov with popular media personalities like Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters to give him a positive press with the American citizens that will undermine Reagan’s claims about the threat posed by the Soviets.
With the great economy in 1983, including a GDP growth rate of over 7 percent, “The only real potential threats to Reagan (according to Kennedy) are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the KGB official explained to Andropov.
“These issues will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign,” Chebrikov continued. “The movement advocating a freeze on nuclear arsenals of both countries continues to gain strength in the United States.”
Regan planned to introduce intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe hoping it will pressure the Soviets to the negotiating table, which worked, but Kennedy opposed his effort.
Ann Coulter, a conservative commentator and writer, wrote about Kennedy proposals to Andropov in her 2011 book, “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America.”
Sen. Kennedy sent secret messages to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, proposing that they collude to undermine President Reagan. – Demonic p 271 pic.twitter.com/W5C7iGWVKf
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 11, 2017
Kengor pointed out that Tunney admitted of traveling to Moscow 15 times on behalf of Kennedy, including in March 1980.
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