It’s official, a Republican strategist has been found to have colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 election that eventually led to President Donald Trump being elected.
Congress and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been scrutinizing evidence that associates Trump’s administration with Russia’s involvement in the election. They have found that evidence in the form of Aaron Nevins.
The Wall Street Journal appears to have dug up the first confirmed instance in a report they call “Guccifer 2.0.” That was the pseudonymous name of a hacker that, according to the Department of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence, is a front for Russian intelligence.
The hacker reportedly handed off documents to Nevins which they swiped from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Nevins was quick to post some of those documents on a local political blog called HelloFLA.com.
Guccifer 2.0 denies any connection to Moscow, and Nevins told the Journal he didn’t think he had participated in a Russian sabotage claim but didn’t deny the claims that he received the documents from a nefarious source.
“If your interests align, never shut any door in politics,” Nevins told the Journal.
That sounds to Red State Disaster like he turned a blind eye to where the information was coming from at the time of receiving the documents.
Despite not really understanding where the documents originated from, Nevins says he still doesn’t believe Guccifer is a Russian agent.
Sadly, even if he wasn’t aware that the group was from Russia, he has admitted to colluding with a shadow group to overthrow Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s attempts to before the 45th POTUS.
This example echoes a similar move from Carter Page, a central figure in the Russia investigation who took a role as an adviser on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The FBI says in 2013 Moscow attempted to turn Page into an intelligence asset. Three years later he was welcomed with open arms into the Trump administration following an extremely cursory background check.
The Trump administration was allegedly hard up to find anyone who would join their team as a National Security Advisor at the time they were hiring Page.
From Michael Flynn to Carter Page and Aaron Nevins, among many others, the Trump administration has proven without question that they are incapable of protecting national security and interests.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.