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Duma member request communist documents on Al Gore

American Freedom News. Copyright October 27, 2000 By Rick Wiles

A member of the Russian Duma has obtained documents from the Russian government showing that the early political careers of Bill Clinton and Al Gore were financed by communist money.

Aleksey Mitrofanov, a leader in RussiaBs Liberal Democrat party, submitted a request to the Federal Archive Service in Moscow for the documents. His actions were reported on October 5 by the Ekho Moskvy news agency in Moscow and translated by BBC News in London.

In a letter to Vladimir Koslov, Director of the Federal Archive Service, Mr. Mitrofanov specifically requested information about the Soviet UnionBs relationship with the late Armand Hammer, an American industrialist, and U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr. BBCBs monitoring of the Russian news report said Mr. Mitrofanov wanted documents about the decisions of the Soviet Politburo Bconcerning cooperation and relations with president and chairman of the board of directors of Occidental Petroleum Corporation Armand Hammer and the member of the board of directors of the above company and former Representative from Tennessee, Albert Gore, Sr.B

Mr. Mitrofanov told MoscowBs Ekho Moskvy radio, BI already have the information. My purpose is to get it officially.B

According to BBC, the Russian legislator told reporters in Moscow that the documents being sought would throw light on Bthe mechanism of supporting Armand Hammer and former Representative Albert Gore, Sr. by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.B

Mr. Mitrofanov charged that the Russian communists were behind the Senator Albert GoreBs opposition to the Vietnam War. Vice President Al GoreBs father was one of the most vocal opponent of President Lyndon JohnsonBs American involvement in stopping the communist takeover of South Vietnam. The Russian Duma member also charged that the Vice PresidentBs father also was instrumental in stopping a FBI investigation into Armand HammerBs business dealings with the Soviet communists. Speaking of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Mr. Mitrofanov declared, BIn fact, they were financing GoreBs coming out against the Vietnam War as well as GoreBs assistance in closing an FBI investigation against Hammer.B

Mr. Mitrofanov also charged that it is common knowledge in MoscowBs political circles that President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore received money early in their careers from Armand Hammer. That money, says Mr. Mitrofanov, was laundered by Hammer from the Soviet communist party. BThe incumbent President Bill Clinton also started his political career on money given by Hammer, or, in fact, on Soviet money,B stated Mr. Mitrofanov. BEverybody knows that Hammer got his most profitable contracts in the Soviet Union on Politburo decisions,B he said. Moreover, the BBC report said that Vice President Al Gore, Sr. also started his career on HammerBs money.

Interfax Russian News reported on October 25 that Mr. Mitrofanov told fellow deputies in the Russian State Duma that he had received a reply to his request for documents in the Russian archive. He stated that he was in possession of a reply concerning Bcontacts of the Politburo of the Soviet Communist partyBs Central Committee with well-known American businessman Armand Hammer and Senator Albert Gore, Sr.B

He told the Duma deputies, BThis document is classified and the deputies who would like to read it may do so in exchange for a written statement promising not to disclose its content.B


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