Despite the fact there’s not a scintilla of evidence that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, this story cooked up by the liberal media will simply. Not. Go. Away.
Yes, some Republican officials and then-Senator Jeff Sessions had conversations or were in the same room with the Russian ambassador, but…surprise, surprise…the Russian ambassador met with advisers to Hillary’s campaign TOO.
Per The Hill, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said in an interview Sunday that the Russian ambassador who met with Trump campaign officials also met with “people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.”
“Well, if you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind,” Dmitry Peskov told CNN “GPS” host Fareed Zakaria. “There are lots of specialists in politology, people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.”
Peskov said it is the job of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to meet with officials on both sides to talk about “bilateral relations.”
“But there were no meetings about elections — electoral process … So if you look at it with intention to demonize Russia, you would probably say that, yes, he was trying to interfere in Hillary’s activities. But it would be nonsense, because this is not true,” Peskov said.
Peskov also went on to say Vladimir Putin had never voiced public support for either candidate.
“You would probably recall that President Putin, during election campaign, had never answered directly a question about his candidate of his support. He kept saying that we will respect a choice of American people,” Peskov told Zakaria.
Peskov, did however, concede that Putin preferred Trump over Clinton, saying, “If you ask him whether he had mentioned the then-candidate Donald Trump, I will answer, yes, he had.”
The reason? Putin viewed Clinton as more ‘hostile” to Russia, while Trump was at least open to the idea of conversation.
“The candidate Hillary Clinton was quite negative about our country in her attitude and in her program, declaring Russia being nearly the main evil in the world and the main threat for the United States,” Peskov said.
“And to the contrary, the other candidate, Donald Trump, was saying that, ‘Yes, we disagree with the Russians … in lots of issues, but we have to talk to them in order to try to find some understanding.’ Whom would you like better? The one who says that Russia is evil or the one who says that, ‘Yes, we disagree, but let’s talk to understand and to try to find some points of agreement?’” he asked.
So do you think THAT will do anything to tamp down this nonsense over Russian interference in the U.S. election? Nope. Me either. The media will hang onto this story like rabid dogs.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]