In Multipolarity, Russia’s ‘Going Underground’, episode 376, Aug 6, 2016 (28-minute video broadcast)

Does WikiLeaks have emails that could place Hillary Clinton in prison?'s Afshin Rattansi interviews Julian Assange for Aug 6, 2016 broadcastAfshin Rattansi goes underground with Julian Assange on the‘s ‘Going Underground’.

What connection is there, if any, between the recent leaks of 20,000 emails of the Democratic Party in the U.S. and Russia? What are Hillary Clinton’s connections to Islamic State, Saudi Arabia and Russia? These and other questions are discussed with Julian Assange.

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Absurd’ election rhetoric: Kremlin, Assange slam Clinton for blaming DNC leaks on Russia,, Aug 1, 2016

*  ‘Democrats are redbaiting like it’s 1956, Nathan Robinson, Current Affairs, July 27, 2016

* The release on July 22 by WikiLeaks of some 20,000 emails detailing how Democratic Party operatives work, including how they conspired to weaken the Democratic presidential nomination bid of Bernie Sanders, have been all the news. That’s because virtually every Western corporate news outlet has written that agencies of the Russian government were behind the hacking of computers of the Democratic National Committee which, in turn, gave WikiLeaks access the information.

Ha, ha. Meanwhile, the real story of the influence over the U.S. presidential election – big money – is told in a four-part series written by Lee Fang and Jon Schwarz with additional reporting by Elaine Yu and Sheelagh McNeill. The series is published in The Intercept on August 3, 2016. The authors detail the efforts of ‘Citizens United’ lobby group. The Intercept was founded in 2014 by journalist Glenn Greenwald and his colleagues. Here is the series, in four parts:

Part 1:  How a top GOP lawyer guided a Chinese-owned company into U.S. presidential politics

With advice from Republican power lawyer Charlie Spies, APIC, a company owned by Chinese nationals, donated $1.3 million to Jeb Bush’s Super PAC.

Part 2:  Meet the Chinese husband-and-wife team whose company spent $1.3 million trying to make Jeb Bush president

Gordon Tang and Huaidan Chen have cultivated ties to American politicians through campaign contributions and other investments.

Part 3:  Three paths Citizens United created for foreign money to pour into U.S. elections

Citizens United turns the legal wall against foreign money in U.S. elections into something more like a sieve. (Note: ‘Citizens United’ is a conservative political action committee in Washington, D.C. and a 2010 Supreme Court case about election spending in which the aforementioned PAC was the plaintiff.)

Part fourGary Locke, while Obama’s ambassador to China, got a Chinese tycoon to buy his house

The revelation of a substantial financial transaction between an American diplomat and a prominent citizen of the host country in which he was serving raises ethical flags.


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