Over the past several years, investigative reporter John Solomon has proven to be a rich source of information about Obama-era misconduct that was mostly ignored and/or excused by the media. Thanks in large part to his reporting, we learned that one didn’t have to be a crazy hard-case conspiracy theorist to understand that the “deep state,” as we have come to know it, absolutely exists and was doing its dead-level best to take Trump down, both before and after he was elected President. And through his confidential but rock-solid sources, we learned about its inner workings months and even years before long-hidden documents, texts, scribbled notes, and sworn testimony finally gave us the proof.
And now, Solomon and co-author Seamus Bruner have a new book that one can tell from the title covers a lot of important ground. It’s called ‘FALLOUT: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies, and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties.’ Solomon and Bruner make quite a team, as Bruner has previously partnered with Peter Schweizer on projects such as the book CLINTON CASH, and he also wrote ‘COMPROMISED: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption.’ He’s also the Associate Director of Research for the Government Accountability Institute, and there's no word we want to hear more these days than "accountability."
Of FALLOUT, President Trump could not be more enthusiastic; he says, “This book is a MUST BUY!”
Of course, Trump himself had a role to play in all this, simply by (justifiably) making Uranium One a focus of his “Crooked Hillary” attacks during the 2016 campaign and making it dangerous for the Obama-Biden camp to let him continue making accusations. Solomon’s theory is that they had to do whatever they could to neutralize Trump so he wouldn’t be able to expose their own role in selling out to Putin; that’s why they launched their own investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. They were trying to cover up their own corruption after cashing in. (As we’ve always said, look at what the Democrats accuse the Republicans of doing, and then you’ll know what THEY’RE doing.)
FALLOUT was written to provide the background for the “Trump/Russia” narrative he has already given us. It's sort of a "prequel" that answers the question, why were Russia and Ukraine the center of all this? As Solomon tells it, the story began much earlier, with Vladimir Putin’s quest for nuclear dominance, “one that produced a series of political scandals that ultimately posed one of the greatest threats to our democracy in modern American history.” It’s a story of intrigue that reads like a thriller --- but it’s real.
FOX NEWS reporter and legal analyst Gregg Jarrett –- another of our favorite authors –- says of FALLOUT, “The Russian and Ukraine scandals are unraveled, corruption and greed exposed. No one is better at uncovering the truth than these two investigative journalists.” It shouldn’t surprise you that Michael Flynn attorney Sidney Powell and investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson give raves as well, with Attkisson saying, “The Russian and Ukraine scandals not only corrupted government decisions, they helped enrich lots of Washington insiders. FALLOUT tells it all.”
This is a great time for the book to be coming out, as Democrats trying to help Biden win are trying, all over again (sigh), to point at Trump and cry “Russia Russia Russia!” They just can’t stop themselves; it’s all they’ve got even after years of investigation turned up no evidence at all against Trump but plenty of evidence against the Obama administration.
In fact, when Solomon appeared on Monday’s INGRAHAM ANGLE to introduce the book in an exclusive interview, one focus of discussion was Joe Biden’s former energy policy adviser, Amos Hochstein, who seems to have been playing both sides of the fence. According to Solomon, Hochstein, while working in the private sector as a U.S. lobbyist, had been an adviser to Tenex, a subsidiary of Rosatom, the huge and corrupt Russian nuclear conglomerate. In other words, Hochstein was actually helping the Russians, at the expense of the American energy industry. “Before long,” Solomon writes, “he was directly advising Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her successor John Kerry, and finally Vice President Biden (and even President Obama).”
As Solomon reminds us, Russia was one of the Obama administration’s biggest foreign policy failures. (Remember Hillary’s lame “Russia reset”?) They gave huge utility contracts worth billions of dollars to the Russians, making American consumers of energy dependent on Russian uranium (!). Of course, we've known about the Uranium One contract that gave Russia control of 20 percent of America's uranium supply. And then, after getting what he wanted, Putin did exactly as HE wanted and invaded Ukraine.
"The Democrats did not want that to be the storyline in 2016,” Solomon explains. So they tried to implicate Trump and his associates in corruption with Russia, even though they had to make it up and falsify evidence.
One thing I can’t wait to read about: Solomon tells of a weird FBI plot to invite Vladimir Putin to the 2013 Kentucky Derby to honor him as a “Kentucky Colonel” and, by the way, spy on him. (I am not kidding. Wow, we are finding out more every day about things the FBI was coming up with to do in their spare time.) Putin, of course, is no fool, and he probably prefers straight vodka to mint juleps, anyway, so he sent his regrets. This was at the time when the FBI had an informant inside Rosatom and was finding out how corrupt it was.
It was also when President Obama was pursuing his infinitely disastrous Iran nuclear deal, and the FBI was concerned that Putin was assisting Iran in carrying out its illicit nuclear program. So making Putin a “Kentucky Colonel” might have been a wacky idea, but at least one can see why the FBI was interested in finding out all they could.
Of course, Obama didn’t care. He was going to get that deal inked no matter what –- even though it was a Deal With The Devil.
Anyway, this looks like a fantastic read, and it really happened. Gosh, why even bother with fiction? You can’t make this stuff up! Here’s an excerpt, detailing one critical day in the life of undercover FBI operative Doug Campbell, whose agency code name, because of his deep religious faith, was “The Pastor.” No doubt he was praying extra-hard that day as he worked to expose the kickback scheme within Putin’s uranium empire by delivering a briefcase containing $50,000 cash and recording the exchange with a camera hidden in his pen.