“Yanks To The Rescue — The Secret Story Of How American Advisers Helped Yeltsin Win”, this is the title of the Time article written in 2001 about the 1996 Russian Presidential Election.
The article brags about how US-Russia relations were saved because top American political advisers helped Boris Yeltsin win re-election as President of Russia. Yeltsin was facing single-digit approval ratings and looked like ultra-communist Gennadi Zyuganov would steal the presidency. However, these political advisers were able to change the course of history.
Felix Braynin, an aide to Yeltsin, was part of the team that recruited the American help in the election:
Braynin began a series of confidential discussions with Yeltsin’s aides, including one with First Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Soskovets, who at the time was in charge of the President’s nascent re-election effort. Finally, in early February, Braynin was instructed to “find some Americans” but to proceed discreetly. “Secrecy was paramount,” says Braynin. “Everyone realized that if the Communists knew about this before the election, they would attack Yeltsin as an American tool. We badly needed the team, but having them was a big risk.”
Does that last part sound familiar maybe that is because the Democrats have repeatedly framed Trump as a “Russian tool”. It seems that they have forgotten that their own part was responsible for this US-Russian collusion in the 1990’s.
[Richard] Dresner had another connection that would prove useful later on. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, he had joined with Dick Morris to help Bill Clinton get elected Governor of Arkansas. As Clinton’s current political guru, Morris became the middleman on those few occasions when the Americans sought the Administration’s help in Yeltsin’s re-election drive.
Although Dresner denies dealing with Morris, three other sources have told Time that on at least two occasions the team’s contacts with Morris were “helpful”.
So Bill Clinton, the husband of the woman who started all the rumors about Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 US Presidential election was instrumental in the election of Boris Yeltsin in 1996.
It seems the Democrats have forgotten that their own party helped out other governments in their elections, and the main stream media (in this case Time) loved them for it.
The mainstream media has suffered a serious bout of amnesia — a Russian concussion, if you will.