Did Chinese ambassador meet ‘privately’ with Clinton campaign during run up to 2016 election?

Did Chinese ambassador meet ‘privately’ with Clinton campaign during run up to 2016 election?
Jake Sullivan (Image: The White House)

Here’s a news flash (real news, that is) for the mainstream media, who are busily weaving together bits and pieces of memos, email print-outs, and Magic 8 Ball forecasts to implicate the Trump campaign for colluding with Russia. You might want to take a breather, boys, to investigate and report on another story with evidence that is right there in plain view for the asking.

It takes the form of an email received in January 2016 by Jake Sullivan, senior policy advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign. The subject line reads “Re: Fw: Ambassador Cui.”

That’s Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, who extended an invitation to Kurt M. Campbell, formerly the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to meet to “discuss the next year and the current state of US-China affairs.” Campbell turned around and dashed off this email to Clinton and company:

A “private, off the record get together”? That sounds a lot like the smoking gun you are searching desperately to find. Granted the story went net you a president but it still affords an opportunity to report the news for a change.

Think about it and get back to me. (I’d offer to make some chili and cornbread, but the season’s all wrong, and I don’t have a fireplace.)


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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