Ever since it was announced that Hilary lost the election the progressive left has been trying to find evidence of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia. They politically assassinated General Flynn(Man wasn’t perfect but his plan to defeat ISIS was) and are attempting to do the same with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Well in an interview with CNN the spokesman for Putin Dmitry Peksov, claimed not only was the Russian narrative “fake news” but that Clinton’s advisors met with the Russian Ambassador as well.
Peskov stated that it is part of the ambassador’s job to talk to officials of all political parties. So the meetings are something that isn’t unusual and took place in both campaigns.
Peskov also had this to say
“There are lots of specialists in politology, people working in think tanks advising Hilary or advising people working for Hilary”
These were the people Sergey met with in Clintons campaign.
Although meetings took place on both sides Peskov was sure to reaffirm that none of these meetings had any attempt to influence the election outcome.
“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. But it would be nonsense, because this is not true,” Peskov said.
After conceding the fact that Putin preferred Trump over Hilary Peskov gave reasoning for it.
“The candidate Hillary Clinton was quite negative about our country in her attitude and in her program, declaring Russia being nearly the main evil in the world and the main threat for the United States,” Peskov said.
Pretty good reason for not liking the lady huh?
“And to the contrary, the other candidate, Donald Trump, was saying that, ‘Yes, we disagree with the Russians … in lots of issues, but we have to talk to them in order to try to find some understanding.’ Whom would you like better? The one who says that Russia is evil or the one who says that, ‘Yes, we disagree, but let’s talk to understand and to try to find some points of agreement?’” he asked.
So yes Russia did prefer Trump but it was because he would actually work with them. He wasn’t interested in going to war with Russia. This is just more information completely derailing the Russian narrative that had little ground to stand on as is. It is time for the progressives to do themselves a favor and stop looking into Russia before they end up embarrassing themselves further.
*All quotes in this were taken from an interview on CNN with Fareed Zarakia as well as an article from The Hill