Building On The Reason Donald Trump Should Resign – ‘Newsmax/WSJ: Trump met Russian Amb. Kislyak last April’
Newsmax is a throwaway but the WSJ isn’t.
‘And now we find out via Newsmax and Wall Street Journal that not only did Jeff Sessions, Gen. Flynn, Carter Page, Jared Kushner and JD Gordon have contacts with the ubiquitous Russian ambassador, but so did Donald Trump himself’.
‘Contradicting repeated denials from Donald Trump and his team, Newsmax reported on May 14, 2016 that Trump met Russian Ambassador Kislyak at a VIP reception in Washington on April 27′.
‘And while meeting the Russian ambassador is fine, why lie about it’?
‘The Wall Street Journal of May 13, 2016 confirms Trump met with Kislyak. The Journal goes even farther and says Trump “warmly” greeted the Russian ambassador’:
“A few minutes before he made those remarks, Mr. Trump met at a VIP reception with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak. Mr. Trump warmly greeted Mr. Kislyak and three other foreign ambassadors who came to the reception”.
‘Trump and his aides have repeatedly denied that anyone on Trump’s team, including Trump himself, had any contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign’.
‘Nov. 11, 2016’:
‘Spokesperson Hope Hicks says “There was no communication between the campaign and any foreign entity during the campaign.”
‘Feb. 15, 2017’:
‘White House spokesman Sean Spicer says no one on the campaign had any contacts with Russia’.
‘Feb. 19, 2017’:
‘White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus denies any connections between Trump team and the Russians’.
‘Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, gave a blanket “no” when asked by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday whether the Trump team had any connections with Moscow’.
‘Feb. 20, 2017’:
‘White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issues a blanket denial — no contacts between Team Trump and the Russians’.
‘Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders repeated the denial during a press briefing that the Trump campaign had no contacts with Russian officials during the campaign’.
“This is a non-story because to the best of our knowledge, no contacts took place, so it’s hard to make a comment on something that never happened.”
From : http://americablog.com/2017/03/newsmax-trump-met-russian-amb-kislyak-last-april-despite-denials.html