Denunciation of British Meddling in 2016 US Elections Creates a Stir in Moscow

A “sensational” assessment of the situation in the United States was presented by the chairwoman of the international Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche, during her recent visit to Moscow for both public and private discussions and meetings. She was a featured speaker at the conference on “Chinese Civilization and the World” organized on October 24 by the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and she addressed on the same day a group of social activists and political scientists at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.

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Zepp-LaRouche’s presentation at the latter received lengthy coverage in nation-news.ru and riafan.ru, and was covered in two wires of RIA Novosti. The first wire carried the explosive headline “American expert suspects Britain of interfering in the US elections”, and was focussed on her remarks that “members of the team of then-President Barack Obama and of British MI6 may have interfered in the US presidential election.”

It quotes her as saying:

“The reason is that (Donald) Trump during the 2016 election campaign promised to improve relations with Russia. But the British did not want this, because they saw a threat to their position, in that they would not be able to manipulate the situation if the United States and Russia joined forces. The Skripal case and the Syrian chemical dossier emerged in this connection.

“According to Zepp-LaRouche, if the intervention of the British in the elections is proven, this scandal will be the biggest in US history. ‘This scandal will be bigger than Watergate, the greatest in US history. The midterm elections will show this,’ she said.”

The second RIA wire took up her view that after the Nov. 11 meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin, plus the G20 meeting at the end of the month, “U.S. President Donald Trump could improve relations with Moscow.” It quotes her tha:

“If President Trump can, shall we say, ‘free himself’ from the conspiracy taking shape around him, then he will be able to return to those election promises he made in 2016 (on the development of relations with the Russian Federation – ed.).

“According to her, if Trump does this and thereby improves relations with Russia, and also tries to improve relations with China, then this ‘will bear fruit, and we can talk about the beginning of a new era, there will be a cardinal jump’ in the global conjuncture.”

The charges of Helga Zepp-LaRouche against British intelligence created such a stir in Russia, that journalist Vladimir Solovyov brought it up during his popuular evening talk show, citing at length the above-mentioned quotes on the British role. His guest, American neoconservative Ariel Cohen of the Atlantic Council, quickly offered an explanation, in which he attempted to dismiss Lyndon LaRouche and his Helga Zepp-LaRouche as unreliable “conspiracy theorists”.

Cohen’s intervention, in turn, was forcefully countered by Natalia Vitrenko, the chairwoman of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, in a video.