While the liberals are frothing at the mouths and pointing to Trump’s supposed ties with Russia, they have blinded themselves to the fact that Obama met with a Russian operative 22 times.
The Russian is Sergey Kislyak, who is the very same man who talked with Michael Flynn. He visited the White House multiple times between 2009 and 2016, and met with Obama’s top advisers. Why exactly did they meet so often? (via The Daily Caller)
The last time Kislyak appeared at the White House was September 2016, just a month before the outcome of the presidential election was announced.
Kislyak had a meeting with John Holdren, a top Obama adviser, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Others at the meeting include Sergey Sarazhinskiy, Marina W. Gross, Vyacheslv Balakirev, Alexander Ermolaev, and Alexey Lopatin.
The meeting was scheduled to start at noon, but there is no record of when it ended. Kislyak also visited the White House twice in 2009, six times in 2010, twice in 2012, once in 2013, twice in 2014, once in 2015, and four times in 2016.
The logs note which officials from the White House met with Kislyak, some include: Holdren (two visits); Gary Samore, senior official of National Security Council on weapons of mass destruction (four visits); Robert Malley, Obama’s senior adviser of destroying ISIS (three visits); Michael Froman, Obama’s trade representative (one visit); Lawrence Summers, Obama’s economic adviser (one visit); and the visitor’s office (four visits).
There are an additional 12 visits where Kislyak attended events like the “diplomatic corps reception” and the “holiday open house.”
But the visitor’s logs that were kept during Obama’s time in the White House are known for their inaccuracies, so who knows how pften Kislyak really came to the White House. Sometimes, scheduled but unfilled appointments are also listed.
One thing is for certain, Kislyak was very welcome at the White House during Obama’s time. So, why the sudden Russian accusations coming from the left? It seems that Obama had no problem inviting the “evil Russians” to meetings while he was in charge.
Now that Trump is considering have strong relations with the Kremlin, meeting with their people is suddenly taboo? The proof is in the pudding, Kislyak came to the White House several times while Obama was in office. If it is dangerous for Michael Flynn to talk to this man, then the President surely shouldn’t have been talking to him.
Kislyak was appointed the Washington ambassador for Russia in 2008, meaning he worked exclusively with Obama’s administration. Are they working together to undermine Trump’s presidency?