Be it hacking or spreading propaganda, it’s a known fact that Russia tried to influence the 2016 US Presidential elections. Now when a Putin admirer has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault, those KGB links have surfaced again.
Tara Reade is a former staff assistant in his Senate office. She accused the presumptive Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993. No one can bet against a Russian angle at play here, interfering in the US 2020 presidential elections.
Highlights! The Russian connection in US Presidential Elections 2020
- Russian connection of Joe Biden sexual assault scandal accuser
- How Russia disrupted the 2016 US Presidential elections
- Is Russia interfering in the 2020 elections as well?
- Russia’s alleged power over Trump – The KGB sex tapes scandal
Sharing her experience with podcaster Katie Harper, Reade recalled quite graphically how Biden forced her up against a wall, and allegedly assaulted here. However, a surprising fact is that the victim seems to be enamored by Russian President Vladimir Putin. She has openly supported the Russian leader and had tweeted in his defense as the following tweet shows:
This leads us to question if Russia is trying to influence the presidential elections again and is going the sly way to make Trump win again. Before we take this debate forward, let’s first have a recap of how Russia influenced the presidential elections in 2016:
How Russia disrupted the 2016 US Presidential elections
With a goal to damage Hilary Clinton’s campaign and boost chances of Donald Trump winning as well as sow distrust in American democracy, Russian plotted to have its way in the US 2016 elections. The evidence of Russian interference has been backed by an investigation conducted by the US intelligence community as well as Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Watch: The history of Russia’s 2016 US election meddling:
According to a Time report, a group of Russians probed state voter databases for insecurities, hacked Clinton’s campaign, hacked Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic National Committee. Russian actors also released politically damaging information on the internet, spread rumors and propaganda on social media platforms.
Furthermore, Russian secret service KGB reportedly set up meetings with members of the Trump campaign. There has been enough evidence to prove that Russia did swing the election in Trump’s favor.
Is Russia interfering in the 2020 elections as well?
If Intelligence agencies are to be believed, the Russian government may be interfering in the US 2020 elections campaign as well to get President Trump re-elected. A CNN report says election security official Shelby Pierson briefed lawmakers last week that Russia is trying to meddle with the upcoming elections. He also talked about how Russia is taking the aid hacking, social media, and attacks on election infrastructure to swing the election in Trump’s favor. and disrupt American democracy.
In fact, there were media supports that Russia was initially supporting Bernie Sanders’ campaign, which Sanders publically criticized. A BBC report quotes Bernie as saying that he is aware that Russians want to undermine American democracy by dividing its people. Senator Sanders openly denounces any foreign power that wants to interfere with the elections.
Russia’s alleged power over Trump
Talking about Trump’s ‘pee tape’ controversy, a Vox report says that as per the allegations that Trump hired prostitutes to perform a urination show in front of him in 2007. The purpose was to defile the bed of Moscow’s Ritz-Carlton’s presidential suite. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle earlier used the suite. Russia’s intelligence agency KGB supposedly recorded the act to later use to blackmail Trump if need be.
Watch: The rumor about Trump sex tape with Russia
However, the CIA believes Russia holds more than one recording of a sexual nature involving Trump. Hence, agencies believe that Moscow has some power over Trump’s White House.
Intelligence agencies believe that Moscow has some power over Trump’s White House.
Be it Donald Trump’s sex tapes or Tara Reade’s allegations against Biden. There is always a ‘Russian connection’ interfering with the upcoming US 2020 presidential elections. As a result, many critics are calling Reade as Putin’s puppet. She is accused of working to Russia’s cause to malign Biden and strengthen Trump’s campaign. Whatever may be the case, it is time for Americans to ensure free, fair elections devoid of any foreign influence.