Flashback: That Time When Barack Obama Secretly Reached Out To Russia And Iran
Regardless, let’s rehash the fact that back channels are not unusual. The Obama administration and other past administration have used them—and yes, they’ve mostly been conducted in secret. Should we have a special counsel look into that as well? All of this noise feeds into the ongoing drama over whether Trump officials colluded with the Russians during the 2016 election.
On the ABC’s This Week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that back channels are acceptable and normal functions of diplomacy. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has not only reiterated that there is no evidence of Russian collusion, but back channeling is a “long standing practice.”
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