Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has said that the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, has had meetings with “people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary,” . In what appears to be a bit of an upset for the MSM narrative, the spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, announced this while on air at CNN.
As reported in the Daily Caller, Peskov said:
“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,” Peskov said. “There are lots of specialists in politology, people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.”
He stressed that this was all part and parcel of the Ambassador’s job and that it was nothing untoward; andthat meeting with key personnel was the expected role .
Yet, according to Peskov, none of these meetings constituted an attempt to influence the electoral process.
“But there were no meetings about elections — electoral process … So if you look at it with intention to demonize Russia, you would probably say that, yes, he was trying to interfere in Hillary’s activities,” he added. “But it would be nonsense, because this is not true.”
Peskov took pains to state that while Putin did in fact have a preference for Donald Trump during the 2016 election cycle, he never was vocal about it, so as to avoid swaying the election.