FLASHBACK: Russians Attended 2016 DNC To Help Hillary Win Election, Worked For Obama

A recent discovery from 2016 actually shows a Russian citizen, who was part of Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, meeting with Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016 – including with failed Vice President candidate Tim Kaine.

Politico reported:

She was just off a flight from London, just in time for the last night of the Democratic convention and a strategy meeting for Democratic Party bundlers. She snapchatted a video of campaign manager John Podesta singing “Happy Birthday” to longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin among the artwork hanging on the clean, well-lighted walls of the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts. It was Maria Baibakova’s sweet spot: at 30 years old, she amassed a long track record in both art and politics. With an art history degree from Barnard and a business degree from Harvard, she has been running an art consultancy out of London, and for the past four years, she has been a big player in Democratic Party politics, bundling for the Obama and Clinton campaigns, hosting fundraisers and sitting on various campaign policy committees. She met her husband at a dinner in Boston at which she tried to convert him to the Democratic cause and the Obama campaign.

She also happens to be Russian.

At the end of a bizarre week in which Democrats accused the Russian government of meddling in the American elections and putting its thumb on the scales for Donald Trump, Baibakova is a bit of a counterpoint, one of several prominent Russian-Americans who are starting to play a larger role in American politics.

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Here are some photos that she tweeted from her Twitter account…

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