Obama Had "Back Channel" Communication with the Russians
The left is fixated on the Comey hearing, Trump's "Russian collusion," and the decision on whether to go with the green or blue hair dye (see MEDIA IN MOURNING: Chris Mathews Admits Comey Killed Trump-Russia Collusion Theory… and GOP Rep. Pete King: ‘Hillary Has More Russia Ties Than Trump…’). The same leftists have condemned Jared Kushner for trying to exchange words with the Russians in hush-hush. While neglecting to report on a certain president *cough* Obama *cough* who had Russian ties himself?
The news comes after Trump White House aide Jared Kushner was criticized for allegedly trying to open a back channel line of communications with Russian officials during the transition last year.
Former intelligence officials called Kushner’s alleged back channel “dangerous,” but now Bloomberg reports the Obama administration had its own back channel to Moscow.
Oops. He who lives in glass Russian houses shouldn't throw Molotov cocktails.
The scope and sophistication so concerned Obama administration officials that they took an unprecedented step — complaining directly to Moscow over a modern-day “red phone.” In October, two of the people said, the White House contacted the Kremlin on the back channel to offer detailed documents of what it said was Russia’s role in election meddling and to warn that the attacks risked setting off a broader conflict.
The “red phone” wasn’t literally a phone, but a secure messaging channel for urgent messages and documents,” according to Bloomberg. NBC News first reported on the red phone in December, noting the red phone has existed in various forms for the last 50 years or so.
For the left, truth is problematic. Sometimes it tastes like leafy greens without creamy carb dressing. So while liberals are running around screaming that TRUMP IS RUSSIAN or JARED KUSHNER IS A RUSSIAN AGENT, OMG, their big-eared Messiah, Obama, had an open channel with the Russians. Where he shared information. With the Russians. About what we're not really sure, but probably not Pinterest recipes of 50 Easy Ways to Eat Avocados.
If the great concern is an American president getting a little too cozy with the Russians, the sinking ship has already hit an unmelted iceberg. Also, Comey pretty much killed the "Russia irons Trump's pants' pleats" conspiracy theory with his testimony. Even Chris Matthews admitted as much. Can't we be done now?
Probably not. So let's watch this weirdness at least once more.