There has been no evidence that Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, but if you watch ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS or MSNBC one would believe that leftist view. However, Barack Hussein Obama IS the “leader” guilty of seeking to influence foreign elections.
Many countries were destabilized to the advantage of Islamic jihadists at the behest of Obama. The former president’s campaign operatives were working against Prime Minister of Isreal, Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election. The liberal media never focused on these things.
Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon reports, “A group of leading senators is calling on newly installed Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to immediately launch an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds to extreme and sometimes violent political activists that promote leftist causes.”
According to a copy of the letter the lawmakers disclosed multiple conversations with foreign diplomats who outlined active political meddling by the Obama administration’s State Department, including the use of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America and Africa. A portion of this State Department funding appears to have gone to organizations supported by the controversial liberal billionaire, George Soros.
The letter was authorized by Republican Sens. Mike Lee (UT), Jim Inhofe (OK), Thom Tillis (NC), Ted Cruz (TX), David Perdue (GA) and Bill Cassidy (LA).
The senators are asking Tillerson to launch a full-scale investigation into these funding efforts in order to determine how exactly the Obama administration sought to promote left leaning causes and political parties across the globe.
Mike Lee said in a statement, “Over the past few months, elected officials and political leaders of foreign nations have been coming to me with disappointing news and reports of U.S. activity in their respective countries. This includes reports of diplomats playing political favorites, USAID funds supporting extreme and sometimes violent political activists and the U.S. government working to marginalize the moderates and conservatives in leadership roles.”
“This sort of political favoritism from our missions around the world is unacceptable and endangers our bilateral relationships, Lee strongly stated.