For a while, the Left has been trying to sell the idea that meetings between Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and individuals close to President Trump’s campaign were an attempt to plot the manipulation of the 2016 election outcome. Sunday morning, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was a guest on CNN and offered up this bit of information (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.”
— The Hill (@thehill) March 12, 2017
Surely Congressional Democrats will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce the need for an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s efforts to undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
the Russia detectives will casually avoid this lol https://t.co/VMMYLHY9sl
— ice-9 ? (@bradisterrific) March 12, 2017
Yet if the Clinton's won, nobody would be investigating. https://t.co/5Eh6SGIM5J
— River Marmorstein (@Rmarmorstein) March 12, 2017
Wonder if this will get the same ,Edina coverage, conspiracy theory & faux outrage? https://t.co/ek1RPKNHbB
— Republican Pete (@RepublicanPete) March 12, 2017
Treason! Logan Act! Russian Agents! Something, something, somethinghttps://t.co/CGo43BK2EG
— Alex Christy (@alexchristy17) March 12, 2017
Then again, the meetings with Clinton campaign officials were probably an attempt to give the red reset button back to her.
Well, well. Ambassadors meet with all kinds of campaign advisers. Time to table the silliness of alleging Russian/Trump subterfuge. https://t.co/W245CjuOMb
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) March 12, 2017