No, not the Trump Administration. Not even close. For the most-Russian administration ever, I nominate that of Democratic icon Franklin Delano Roosevelt. You could credibly call FDR “The Savior of Russian Communism” since he helped Russia survive the savage German invasion during World War II. Look, there’s FDR signing the 1941 Lend-Lease bill which sent billions of dollars to Russia:
FDR sent $3.2 billion (which would be $42.6 billion today) to Uncle Joe Stalin. And in case you don’t know, Stalin makes Vladimir Putin look like a Boy Scout. Stalin was one of the most prolific killers in history.
But that’s only half the story. One of FDR’s top Treasury officials, Harry Dexter White, was fingered by NSA cryptographers and the FBI as a Russian spy. White had wide influence over US financial policy and was one of the founding fathers of the IMF and World Bank. He recruited a whole bunch of spies at Treasury.
So far, the only evidence that we have of Trump Administration contacts with the Russians are a few innocuous conversations. Not only that, but the contacts pale in comparison to those of the Democrats accusing Trump. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Senator Schumer, Senator McCaskill, etc. have all had far more contact and dealings with Putin.
The Democrats are following an astonishingly dumb strategy. What does this mean? It means that they have nothing and their only real hope is to get a special prosecutor who can then go on a witch hunt and hopefully turn up something, anything. It also means that the partly leadership just isn’t that bright. Did Hillary Clinton forget that she approved the sale of Uranium One to the Russians? Of course not. She is just a terrible politician.
The take-away from this phony “Russia Hysteria” campaign is that the Democrats are being comically ineffective such that the party is ripe for collapse. Imagine if somebody like Bernie Sanders launched a competing left-wing party. I’d bet that he would take a huge chunk of Democrats with him; probably even a majority. It would be a cake walk. The Democrats would then sink down into third-party status where they would joust with the Libertarians and Greens for third place.
Bernie, make your move!