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Newt Gingrich: Collusion – The real Russian threat

The Honorable Newt Gingrich
 

By Newt Gingrich (Original source Fox News)

“Robert Mueller was asked to investigate the charge that President Trump had colluded with the Russians. After a two-year, $25 million effort involving an overwhelmingly Democrat team of lawyers, Mueller concluded that there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia.

However, President Trump’s innocence does not mean the Russians are innocent.

There is a long history of Russian efforts to penetrate the United States, recruit spies, and plant agents of influence.

Diana West’s remarkable book, “American Betrayal,” outlines in detail a half-century of Soviet efforts to infiltrate the United States. She estimates that at its peak in the late 1940s there may have been as many as 500 Soviet agents working in America.

In the most famous example of Soviet penetration – and the American left’s refusal to believe in it – Alger Hiss was a very high State Department official and a Soviet agent. Hiss presided over the first United Nations Conference in San Francisco. When then-Congressman Richard Nixon charged that Hiss was a communist, the establishment rallied to Hiss’s defense. It seemed unthinkable that such an elegant member of the club could be a spy. Now (with access to Soviet documents) we know that while Hiss attended the Yalta Conference in 1945, he went to Stalin’s private railroad car at 2 a.m. to receive the highest civilian medal in the Soviet Union.”

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