Hillary Clinton transferred “major technology” that “may have substantially undermined U.S. national security” and the media ignored it. Her perfidy was reported by Peter Schweizer in a WSJ piece published July 2016 and released in a report called , “From Russia With Money — Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset and Cronyism.”
The report points to serious ties between the Clintons, Russia, and those who participated in the State Department’s failed Russian reset.
The report begins:
- A major technology transfer component of the Russian reset overseen by Hillary Clinton substantially enhanced the Russian military’s technological capabilities, according to both the FBI and the U.S. Army.
- Russian government officials and American corporations participated in the technology transfer project overseen by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that funnelled tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.
- A Putin-‐‑connected Russian government fund transferred $35 million to a small company [Joule] with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta on its executive board, which included senior Russian officials.
- Podesta also headed up a think tank which wrote favorably about the Russian reset while apparently receiving millions from Kremlin-‐‑linked Russian oligarchs via an offshore LLC.
John Podesta of course is Hillary’s campaign manager, a committed Socialist and a close ally and working partner of Socialist George Soros.
The Moscow-based IT technology company called Skolkovo, fashioned after Silicon Valley, poured tens of millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation, the report alleges. This was supposed to be the earliest of foreign policy initiatives to reset our relationship with Russia.
Hillary Clinton was the point person.
Beginning in 2009, State Department officials under Clinton “played a substantial role in assisting Russian government entities in accessing U.S. capital and in seeking investments in U.S. high technology companies”.
Clinton was intimately involved and almost exclusively in charge.
The idea was that Russia was going to form its own Silicon Valley at Skolkovo and U.S. companies would invest and share talent. Hillary and Podesta sought to find investments here in the States.
Bloomberg reported, “Firms that accept Rusnano [government-backed technology firm founded by Putin, run by Oligarchs] funds must transfer technologies to Russia, build laboratories there, train local scientists and, in some cases, give Russians patent rights for the products developed.”
The FBI sent a letter to Boston-area companies and MIT in 2014 raising concerns about Russian-backed investment in U.S. high tech start-ups.
Podesta’s group, Joule, ignored it and later made millions off it. The U.S. got NOTHING!
Of the 28 US, European and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo, 17 of them were Clinton Foundation donors or sponsored speeches by former President Bill Clinton.
Lucia Ziobro, the assistant special agent at the FBI’s Boston office, said at the time, “The FBI believes the true motives of the Russian partners, who are often funded by their government, is to gain access to classified, sensitive, and emerging technology from the companies.”
“Skolkovo’s link to the Russian military-intelligence apparatus is not in dispute”, the report read.
The U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth issued a report in 2013 (written in 2012) about the security implications of Skolkovo. The report declared that the purpose of Skolkovo was to serve as a “vehicle for worldwide technology transfer to Russia in the areas of information technology, biomedicine, energy, satellite and space technology, and nuclear technology,” Schweizer wrote in his report.
Hillary Clinton launched the reset and it died in 2011 but the damage had been done.
Russia’s FSB spy agency — the successor to the KGB — reportedly keeps two of its information warfare “security centers” at Skolkovo, the report says.
“I think the idea that you’re going to help develop a Russian version of Silicon Valley, which, by the way, will be controlled by the Russian government, and then not to expect that the technology will be siphoned off for military uses, is incredibly naive,” journalist Peter Schweizer said.
“Nine Uranium One shareholders donated more than $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. Some of those donations, including those by Uranium One Chairman Ian Telfer, had not been disclosed by the Clinton Foundation”.
Hillary later facilitated the sale of a US uranium mine to Russia, to Uranium One, a mine which produces for 20% of US output.