Cross-posted from WND.
The Soviets historically used the communist-controlled unions and co-opted journalists as the means to manipulate elections. Currently, the Soviets use their old tactics in addition to manipulate social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.
Leading Soviet nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov quoted Soviet premier Kruschev in 1961 claiming credit for helping to elect President Kennedy the previous year in his Memoirs.
Sakharov Memoir page 217
This is credible, because the pro-Soviet, communist-controlled US labor unions, especially in Chicago, supported Kennedy and he won that election by an incredibly narrow margin – with allegations of widespread voter fraud in Illinois’ Cook County.
According to Sakharov, Kruschev also expressed disgust that when the Soviets met with Kennedy after the elections in Vienna, they did not get the concessions they had hoped for.
According to Politico, on June 3, 1961:
“President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev met in Vienna for a two-day summit. In a letter delivered to Khrushchev in March, Kennedy proposed the two leaders meet for an informal exchange of views. Accordingly, they conferred without a set agenda.
Subsequent accounts, including Kennedy’s, confirmed that the summit did not go well. Khrushchev took a particularly harsh stance over Berlin, a Western enclave within communist-controlled East Germany, where the United States, Britain and France had maintained a symbolic military presence since the German defeat in World War II.
In addition to Berlin, Kennedy later told reporters, Khrushchev had berated him on a wide range of Cold War issues, including ‘wars of national liberation’ and nuclear weapons.
After Kennedy was assassinated, the Soviets worked to elect his successor Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Johnson (who had worked under Communist Party member Aubrey Williams in the Roosevelt-era National Youth Administration) beat conservative Barry Goldwater by a wide margin.
By 1960, Chicago Communist Party member David Canter (who had been raised in the Soviet Union) had teamed up with another well known Chicago Communist Party USA member, LeRoy Wolins. The pair owned a company called Translation World Publishers, which specialized in publications from and about the Soviet Union. The company soon attracted the attention of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which suspected Canter and Wolins of being conduits for Soviet propaganda.
From the HUAC report: “Communist outlets for the distribution of Soviet propaganda” recorded hearings dated May 9, 10 & 17 and July 12, 1962: … continue reading at: http://www.trevorloudon.com/2018/02/moscows-agents-have-always-supported-democratic-candidates/
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