With the idea of Russia-Trump collusion somehow still dominating the news cycle I thought it would be a great idea to look back some very interesting emails that were revealed in the Podesta email dump.
Date: 2015-11-09 23:54
Subject: Ambassador Cui Requesting JDP Meeting
Hello John, Ambassador Cui is requesting a meeting with you. Passing on the inquiry below from his team. Haven’t bugged them for more detail about what he hopes to discuss, would be happy to do so if that’s helpful. Copying Milia. If you do take the meeting it would be great to mention how much we appreciated his embassy’s assistance reaching out to Beijing offices for our CAP trips in March and June of this year. Hope all is well on your other project.
Melanie M. Hart, Ph.D. Director for China Policy Center for American Progress Direct Line: (202) 741-6359
Cell: (202) 294-6118
Dear Melanie, Ambassador Cui Tiankai would like to have a meeting with Mr. Podesta at his earliest convenience. We don’t know if he has a scheduler now, so could you please help us convey this meeting request? Amb. Cui would like to talk about the China-U.S. relations and other issues of mutual interest. Thank you and we look forward to your kind reply.
—–Original Message—– >
From: Kurt Campbell [mailto:[email protected]] >
Subject: Ambassador Cui > >
Guys – Chinese Ambassador Cui invited me over to the residence Tuesday for > a coffee and to make a request. He wants to have an informal, private, off > the record get together with a few of us to discuss the next year and the > current state of US-China affairs. He asked me to host a social meal at my > house in the next month. He was fairly insistent and indicated that he > wanted to pass along some perspectives. I told him I’d reach out to you > all to see about your judgement on this and possible availability. I’m > happy to make some chili and cornbread by the fire but let’s first decide > whether this makes sense. Please let me know your thinking. > >
If you swaped Podestas name with Trump or one of his associates and made China Russia the mainstream media and Democrats would have already set there hair on fire claiming collusion.