Will Joe Biden and the United States interfere in the Hungarian elections?

In connection with the parliamentary elections scheduled for the spring, it was more than once assumed that serious attempts to interfere could occur with some foreign interests, who were interested in suppressing Hungarian competence in the region and trampling the country. However, the fear of the Hungarian electorate was confirmed by an unusual place, namely by a campaign adviser who had previously played a major role in left-wing circles. Laurent Somigyi, Principal Analyst at the End of the Century Public Knowledge Center A Contra.

Never mind, this year’s parliamentary elections promise to be crucial for the left, which they hope will end the forced career in which they lost more than a decade.

At the same time, there is no doubt that the 2018 and 2014 elections had a similar share to the left, but scandals of disorganization, politics and corruption surrounded their failure.

Based on progressive global political logic, it can be argued that this increasingly politically impotent and incapable political bloc needs outside help.

It is important to note that the first signs of foreign interference in Hungarian domestic politics could already be faced by Hungarian voters in 2014, when then-US attorney Andre Godfreind violated diplomatic protocol and participated in a Hungarian leftist demonstration.

Joe Biden whispered strangely into the microphone three times during a press conference in WashingtonSource: EPA / SARAH SIlbiger / POOL

But there was also the so-called “American Prohibition scandal”, which was later revealed, apart from apparent pressure and help from the domestic left, that there were no serious cases in the background that would have bound the Orbán government.

In light of all this, it is not surprising, as we approach parliamentary elections this year, that we are once again hearing about legitimate concerns that there will be campaign-like and targeted attempts at political interference based on certain foreign interests. Of course, with regard to these assumptions – despite the documented evidence – not only at home, but also outside the country’s borders, there is a systematic refutation that no Western country with a democratic system would interfere in the internal affairs of Hungary. Manufacturing theories.

However, a few days ago, Gabor Brock, a campaign adviser who previously played a key role in liberal circles, pointed out countries and organizations with a political appetite to influence Hungarian internal affairs.

Known as a translator and interpreter of US foreign policy, Brook, who has also mentored Ferenc Gyurcsany, Gabor Demzky, and Clara Dobrev, said he hasn’t decided yet whether “America is going in?”

As he made clear, among other things, it is not Donald Trump who should be associated with the former US president now, but “the FBI or the CIA is America in this case,” he recalls. I know they are watching, if the opposition is strong enough, they will intervene.”

The fact that the campaign adviser, hard to blame on the right, has previously published several expert analyzes of Clinton’s foreign policy suggests that Brooke, who has a degree in political science in the United States, knows what he’s talking about. Thus, if the Biden administration is determined enough to help the left, which is still faltering on the left, it will most likely be provided by some form of action, and perhaps cooperation, between the FBI and the CIA.

A visitor in the lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, VirginiaSource: AFP / Saul Loeb

Within the left camp, there are still those who argue that these Brooke rulings are exaggerated, and that no US federal agency has ever subjugated the Biden administration for political purposes. It is interesting, however, that American voters see it quite differently.
Indeed, a very recent representative poll of Rasmussen, published late last year, revealed a sharp decline in public confidence in the FBI, not primarily in terms of capabilities but politically, after President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

As can be seen from the numbers, in May 2020, 60 percent of those surveyed (among potential voters) had a favorable opinion of the law enforcement agency, while now that percentage is only 46 percent. Furthermore, a relative majority, or 47 percent, has a negative view of the organization. And 26 percent said they had a very poor opinion of the FBI. As for the FBI’s democratic-style political subordination, 46 percent of American citizens who are likely to vote agree with the statement that

“US FBI” President Joe Biden “personal Gestapo”.

The statement was made by Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Trump, who is said to be at the helm of a group of “political opponents” who use the position as Biden’s “personal Gestapo”. The situation is exacerbated by the fact that, according to Rasmussen’s research, even 30 percent of Democratic voters agree with this sentence.

If anyone still has any doubts about whether the FBI, whom nearly every second American voter considers to be Biden’s “personal Gestapo,” respected Hungarian sovereignty in the electoral process and on Election Day after the US President called the Hungarian prime minister a man gangs, and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken drew an analogy between the state of the Hungarian press and that of the former Soviet Union, most likely the direct beneficiary of all these operations. To be interpreted as a warning shot?

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