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The Morning Rant | Main | Vandals Destroy Statue in Durham; Cops Claim They'll Prosecute
August 15, 2017

Russian Characters Repeatedly Tried to Contact Trump Campaign... and Were Serially Rebuffed and Refused

Kompromat? Nyet.

A young aide on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign attempted several times to set up a meeting between Trump and "Russian leadership," including President Vladimir Putin, according to internal campaign emails.

Three days after George Papadopoulos was named one of Trump's foreign policy advisers in March 2016, he sent an email to seven other campaign officials with the subject line, "Meeting with Russian Leadership -- Including Putin," the Washington Post reports.

...

Papadopoulos was a volunteer for the campaign and had very little foreign policy experience. He had been in the Model U.N. program in college, from which he graduated in 2009.

Senior Trump campaign officials were uncomfortable with Papadopoulos' March email, which offered to set up "a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump."

Sam Clovis, a campaign co-chairman, said that he wanted NATO allies to be consulted with first, while another Trump adviser, retired Navy Rear Adm. Charles Kubic, said that such contacts could pose multiple legal issues, for potentially violating the Logan Act and American sanctions against Russia. Then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also against having Trump meet with Russian officials.

You will never see or hear this story again. Oh, Mollie Hemingway might bring it up on Fox, only to have Steven Hayes accuse her of living in an "alternate reality."


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