Donald Trump’s campaign staff is under fire from the mainstream media for meeting with foreign officials—but those same journalists didn’t bat an eye when Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign did the same thing
An email leaked by Wikileaks last month ago—and tweeted out yesterday afternoon by Sean Hannity—shows the Clinton campaign plotting a “private, off-the-record” meeting with the Chinese ambassador.
The email, sent to high-ranking Clinton staffers including campaign chairman John Podesta read:
“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 he wanted to pass along some perspectives.”
It’s unclear of what Cui intended to discuss at the meeting—but it’s clear that there’s a clear double standard when it comes to “collusion” by a presidential campaign with a foreign government.
Right now, President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is under fire for meeting with a Russian lawyer—who may or may not have ties to the Kremlin.
Other staff members, including current and former members of Trump’s administration, have also been criticized by Democrats for meeting with the Russian ambassador.
But, at some point, the left needs to admit that meeting with foreign officials might just be part of running a campaign—and, if Clinton’s campaign was able to get away with it, they should rethink their hysteria over Trump’s meetings.
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