Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s secret meetings with Iranian officials and the connection of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton to the creation of a phony dossier may have shocked some people, but not those who know history. The progressive left has a long record of trying to undermine and sabotage the policies with which it disagrees.
Henry A. Wallace was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s vice president from 1940 to 1945. In a speech in 1943, Wallace expressed his concern that “fascist interests motivated largely by anti-Russian bias were trying to get control of our government.” In October 1945, while secretary of Commerce under President Harry Truman, Wallace secretly met with Anatoly Gorski, chief of the NKGB (the forerunner of the KGB). KGB files show Wallace told Gorski he wanted to share the secrets of the atomic bomb with the Soviets. He complained Truman was being influenced by an anti-Soviet group that wanted the Anglo-Saxon bloc to have dominance in the world.
In 1983 Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and confidant delivered a message from the senator to the general secretary of the Communist Party, Yuri Andropov, proposing an unabashed quid pro quo: Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan, and in return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election.
Shadow diplomacy, a phony dossier and its use as the foundation for a FISA warrant that allowed spying on Americans are all the continuation of the progressive left’s long-standing, ongoing assault on our constitutional republic.