Donald Trump’s communications team linked his call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and listeners elsewhere in The White House. What unfolded involved Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, former Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council. He testified to the truth of that call before a Congressional panel. Now we find out from the professional secret-holder Vindman after he retired, that the RNC was lobbying the ex-president for both Russia and China.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has accused former casino owner Steve Winn of lobbying for China without registering as a foreign agent. In addition a dual citizen of the U.S. and Russia, Elena Brandon also served as a Russian Agent for decades undetected.
Alexander Vindman tweeted that the former RNC finance chair for the Republican National Committee (RNC) Wynn was “secretly working as a foreign agent for China, and directly lobbying the American president,” according to The New York Times:”
‘…the RNC was secretly working as a foreign agent for China & directly lobbying Trump. Trump was a useful idiot for Russia & China. No wonder he felt comfortable asking them for favors to fabricate dirt on the Biden family. Imagine the things we don’t know yet.’
“One phone call changed my life,” Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Vindman wrote for The Atlantic. He was in the basement Situation Room of the West Wing with other cleared staff listening to Trump’s call to Zelensky.
This is what the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) demands of those who lobby or provide other services to a foreign government, according to a 2019 article in The New York Times:
‘[It] requires people who lobby or provide public relations services for foreign governments to disclose those activities to the Justice Department. The law had gone mostly unenforced for decades, but the department prioritized it during Mr. Trump’s administration.’
Watch this space.
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