Sunday, February 19, 2017
Did Hillary's Campaign Meet With Chinese Officials? If So, Isn't All The Conversation About Flynn A Bit Hypothetical?
WIKILEAKS: Chinese Government Requested SECRET Meeting With Top Clinton Campaign Aides During Campaign
The Daily Caller is reporting that an email from the leaked Podesta emails shows that members of Hillary Clinton’s staff were in communication with the Chinese Ambassador during her Presidential campaign in 2016.
Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, was fairly aggressive about wanting to meet with Kurt Campbell, a Clinton campaign aide.
Guys – Chinese Ambassador Cui invited me over to the residence Tuesday for a coffee and to make a request. He wants to have an informal, private, off the record get together with a few of us to discuss the next year and the current state of US-China affairs. He asked me to host a social meal at my house in the next month. He was fairly insistent and indicated that he wanted to pass along some perspectives. I told him I’d reach out to you all to see about your judgement on this and possible availability. I’m happy to make some chili and cornbread by the fire but let’s first decide whether this makes sense. Please let me know your thinking.
The Daily Caller previously reported on what Flynn said his communications with Russia were about.
…The December conversation “was not to relieve sanctions. It was basically to say, ‘Look, we’re coming into office in a couple of weeks. Give us some time to take a look at everything.’”
The only way this is different from what the Clinton campaign did was Flynn’s conversations appeared to happen after the election whereas members of Clinton’s appear to have possibly met with Chinese officials before the election.