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Putin Pal Admits to Interfering in US Elections

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For years now, there have been fears that the Kremlin was attempting to meddle in American elections in order to sow chaos in the United States and reshuffle the global pecking order on account of it.

And, for much of that time, the liberal left in American politics has somehow been attempting to tie Donald Trump into that theory, wildly suggesting that the former President was some sort of double agent with an allegiance to Vladimir Putin.  Robert Mueller’s 22 month-long, $25 million investigation into the conspiracy theory resulted in no charges against Trump, however, leading many to dismiss the wild idea outright.

Now, just as America prepares to endure whatever mania will come during the midterm elections of 2022, one of Putin’s close pals is now seemingly admitting that Russia is interfering in foreign elections…and he’s made no mention of Trump in the process.

Kremlin-connected entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin admitted Monday that he had interfered in U.S. elections and would continue to do so — confirming for the first time the accusations that he has rejected for years.

“Gentlemen, we have interfered, are interfering and will interfere. Carefully, precisely, surgically and in our own way, as we know how to do,” Prigozhin boasted in remarks posted on social media.

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The statement, from the press service of his catering company that earned him the nickname “Putin’s chef,” came on the eve of the U.S. midterm elections.

The White House similarly referred to the news with no mention of Trump, either.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that Prigozhin’s comments “do not tell us anything new or surprising.”

“It’s well known and well documented in the public domain that entities associated with Yevgeny Prigozhin have sought to influence elections around the world, including the United States. The U.S. has worked to expose and counter Russia’s malign influence efforts as we discover them,” she said, noting that Yevgeny has been sanctioned by the United States, the U.K. and the European Union.

“Part of Russia’s efforts includes promoting narratives aimed at undermining democracy and sowing division and discord. It’s not surprising that Russia would be highlighting their attempted efforts and fabricating a story about their successes on the eve of an election,” she added.

Russia certainly is a bit of a boogeyman on the world’s stage, and there is enough malfeasance to mitigate without dragging American politicians into the mess in order to score political points.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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