WaPo: Documents show Russians sought meetings with Trump campaign … and Team Trump declined

WaPo: Documents show Russians sought meetings with Trump campaign … and Team Trump declined
Paul Manafort (Image: YouTube screen grab via CNN)

[Ed. – So will the Post’s MSM compatriots follow the paper’s lead and publish their own versions of this story? (That was a rhetorical question.)]

… [G]ood for the Washington Post to run with a story that disrupts the collusion storyline in which so many of their colleagues are heavily invested.  Email records prove that Russian government envoys tried to open private lines of communication with the Trump campaign, and were rebuffed:

Papadopoulos, a campaign volunteer with scant foreign policy experience, persisted. Between March and September, the self-described energy consultant sent at least a half-dozen requests for Trump, as he turned from primary candidate to party nominee, or for members of his team to meet with Russian officials. Among those to express concern about the effort was then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who rejected in May 2016 a proposal from Papadopoulos for Trump to do so. …

Writes Allahpundit, “not only weren’t [Trump campaign bosses] interested, they were mindful of proper protocol: At least one advisor noted that meetings with a foreign state would raise Logan Act questions while another mentioned that U.S. allies should be notified before any Russia meetings happened.”

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