The person who promised the Russians a quid pro quo to intervene in the 1984 presidential election was lifelong Democratic Party stalwart, Senator Ted Kennedy.
His name conjurs up sleeze, a pathetic lounge lizzard, and would have been dumpster diver without the Kennedy name and fortune funding his erratic behavior.
Obviously, progressive-leaning readers can now stop their frothing having learned this treasonous communication was initiated by one of their icons.
Kennedy undoubtedly believed this exchange with the Soviets would never be revealed.
He failed to recognize the efforts of Ronald Reagan, a man committed to the Soviet Empire’s downfall and whom Kennedy sought to have denied a second presidential term, would ultimately prove successful, resulting in decades of KGB files being released.
Eight years after Kennedy undertook his initiative, it would come back to haunt him.
Breitbart News Service
July 15, 2017
If the progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the cold war, he also begged them to intervene in a U.S. presidential election in order to unseat President Ronald Reagan.
They also should ask why Putin wants to get even for interfering in the Russian election.
That’s no exaggeration.According to Soviet documents unearthed in the early 1990’s, Kennedy literally asked the Soviets, avowed enemies of the U.S., to intervene on behalf of the Democratic party in the 1984 elections.
Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum.
Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR.
The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time–and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.
You can read the full KGB memo detailing Kennedy’s secret letter and request for electoral intervention here.
Not enough of the Russians?
In 1996 US govt interfered in Russia’s election so blatantly it was boasted of on the cover of Time magazine. .
Earlier I posted Bill Clinton meddled in Russian Election.
President Bill Clinton meddled in Russian affairs in the 1990s and helped Boris Yeltsin get elected to a second term, political analyst Dick Morris told Newsmax TV.
“I think that Putin resented that, hated it, thought that it was an inappropriate intervention by Bill Clinton and I think he’s determined to take his revenge out on Hillary Clinton.” Quote from Dick Morris.