White House Advisor Jared Kushner is currently subject to a new media smear campaign, in which claims are being thrown about that he had a “back channel” with Russia during the 2016 campaign — and there hasn’t been evidence, besides “anonymous sources,” that point to a meeting.
However, let’s assume — for a moment — that Kushner did, in fact, have a back channel with Russia during the campaign.
It would be no different that what an Obama aide did during the 2008 campaign — except the aide actually travelled to Iran instead of merely talking over phone.
Recently, foreign policy analyst and columnist Michael Ledeen discussed a secret trip undertaken by an ambassador to Tehran on behalf of Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign.
Leeden wrote about the trip taken by Ambassador William G. Miller to Tehran in 2008 on Obama’s behalf to assure the mullahs he was a friend of the terrorist-supporting regime. As he explained in the PJMedia column he wrote on the subject:
“During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.
“The central theme in Obama’s outreach to Iran is his conviction that the United States has historically played a wicked role in the Middle East, and that the best things he can do for that part of the world is to limit and withdraw American military might and empower our self-declared enemies, whose hostility to traditional American policies he largely shares,” Leeden concluded.
Yet Jared Kushner gets the smear campaign over unverified reports, not William G. Miller who actually flew to Iran — the double standard in American politics and media is shocking.
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