Former Secretary of State John Kerry's secret meetings with Iranian officials and the Democratic National Committee, and Hillary Clinton's connection to the creation of a phony dossier may have shocked some people, but not those who know history.
The progressive left has a record of trying to undermine and sabotage with subterfuge and deception government policies and people with which it doesn't agree.
Henry A. Wallace was Franklin Roosevelt's vice president from 1940 to 1945. In a speech in 1943, he expressed his concern that "fascist interests motivated largely by anti-Russian bias were trying to get control of our government."
In October of 1945, while Secretary of Commerce under President Harry Truman, Wallace secretly met with Anatoly Gorski in Washington, the chief of the NKGB (forerunner of the KGB).
KGB files show that Wallace told Gorski that he wanted to share the secrets of the atomic bomb with the Soviets. He complained Truman was being influenced by an anti-Soviet group that wanted the Anglo-Saxon bloc to have dominance in the world.
In 1983, Senator Edward Kennedy's close friend and confidant delivered a message from the senator through confidential contacts to the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Yuri Andropov.
Kennedy's message proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Ronald Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election.