Hill, Billy, the DNC and Russia During the Presidential Campaign
The longtime spokesman for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin indicated that people associated with Hillary Clinton (and Bill) had contact with the Russian Ambassador during the Presidential election campaign.
Dmitry Peskov was asked in a TV interview Sunday if Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak had meetings with The Clinton Campaign officials.
Mr. Peskov responded, “Well, if you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings (with them) of that kind … In no way it should be presented as interference in the US Presidential electoral process.”
Mr. Peskov denied that the Russian government was involved with The Trump Campaign; after being asked directly if there had been inappropriate contact, Mr. Peskov said, “The answer is very simple, No. The fact that Russia is being demonized in that sense comes very strange to us.”
President Donald Trump’s Administration has been bothered by media manufactured controversy surrounding interactions with Russia before he took office.
Last month, retired General Michael Flynn stepped down as national security adviser over giving Vice President Pence what he called “incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation into the Y 2016 Presidential election after it was revealed that he spoke with Amb. Kislyak 2X during the campaign, but failed to disclose it during his Senate confirmation hearing
When asked about the purpose of Amb. Kislyak’s contact with Donald Trump campaign associates, Mr. Peskov said, “He was talking about bi-lateral relations. He was talking about what is going on in the United States so we have a better understanding in Moscow. This is what is being performed by every Ambassador of Russia abroad, every Ambassador of the United States abroad, including in Moscow.”
All of the controversy is about nothing out of the ordinary.