So we know, now, that people on the American Hard Right flew to Moscow to party with Putin’s Pals. Ollie Ward, writing in The Hill Reporter, says that the recent cache of Russian officials’ emails released by hackers shows that individuals associated with “Bradley Foundation, a prominent financier of right-wing groups in the US, attended a gala alongside Russian oligarchs and officials shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014.”
To be precise, says, Ward, among the party-goers was Dan Schmidt, “one of the Bradley Foundation’s Vice Presidents in 2014.”
But it wasn’t just Bradley who was there. Other guests included “Representatives from the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), an American right-wing homeschooling group, also attended, as did Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, and Janice Crouse, a former speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush.”
Increasingly the question seems to be not if there are traitors on the Right, but if anyone there isn’t a working against America.