GLENN: The threat from Russia is real. But it has absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump.
Before it was sexy to talk about collusion or interference in the elections of our campaigns, our old friends, the Russians had their sites set on something huge. Putin was pulling out all of the stops to find out what the new Russia reset was going to look like.
Russian espionage measures included everything from legal lobbying efforts to deploying the American-style deep cover sleeper agents.
If you think that this isn't happening, you are part of the problem.
What if I were to tell you that a wealthy American family with aspirations for the Oval Office had been targeted by Russian intelligence. Not only were they targeted, but high-ranking members of their staff were actively being infiltrated. They even took what looked to be bribes from the Kremlin, connected to banks in Moscow.
Why did it look like a bribe? Because it affected US policy towards Russia. You tell that story to anyone here in the United States, and they'll think that you're talking about Donald Trump.
All of the above happened in 2009, in 2010, in a Russian plan to infiltrate Bill and Hillary Clinton.
An FBI counterintelligence investigation revealed that the Russians were using American companies to gain access to high-ranking people close to Hillary Clinton. They also revealed that Kremlin decade money given to Bill came suspiciously close to meetings with Hillary, that she had in Moscow, regarding several issues that Moscow had an interest in. The Uranium One scandal was just one of them. And that is a huge item.
The Clinton case and the Trump case are so much alike, but the ladder HEP has gotten all of the media attention. The truth is this, the Russians are targeting America. They have been targeting us for a long time. If you ran for president, they would be targeting you.
Not only is this threat real, it's getting worse. And it's not about Donald Trump. It wasn't about the Clintons.
We are the ones. We are the ones that have made this a partisan issue. Not the Russians. The United States is under attack. And we better start acting like it.