Published on Feb 14, 2017
CNN – November 15, 2008 – “Russian President Eager to Talk to Obama” – President-Elect Obama (The United States presidential election of 2008 was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Formally elected December 15, 2008) (Sooooooo when did Obama or his people communicate with Russia?)
“Medvedev, in Washington for the G-20 economic summit, said he hoped to meet with President-elect Barack Obama soon. “We have that understanding,” he said… The “first signals” he has received from the Obama administration, he said, are that they “are willing to think about it and not just rubber-stamp it,” referring to the anti-missile system.
Obama’s advisers have said that he has made “no commitment” to plans for a missile defense program in eastern Europe, despite claims from Polish President Lech Kaczynski this month.
“President Kaczynski raised missile defense, but President-elect Obama made no commitment on it. His position is as it was throughout the campaign: that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable,” adviser Denis McDonough said November 8.”
Washington Post – November 9, 2008 – Russian President Calls Obama; Kremlin Describes Upbeat Talk via AP
“On Wednesday, the day after Obama’s election, Medvedev threatened to move short-range missiles to Russia’s borders with NATO allies.
During the presidential campaign, Obama expressed skepticism about the missile defense system, saying that it would require much more vigorous testing to ensure it would work and justify the billions of dollars it would cost.
Obama foreign policy adviser Denis McDonough said Saturday that Obama had “a good conversation” with Polish President Lech Kaczynski on Friday about the U.S.-Polish alliance but that Obama had made no commitment on the missile shield plan.
“His position is as it was throughout the campaign, that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable,” McDonough said.”
Wikileaks Podesta email concerning G-20 Summit days after general election:
“I don’t want to bug you today, but the memo pasted below concerns a possible invitation to the G-20 meeting on November 15. On the chance
that President Bush would raise this with you tonight, I wanted you to be aware that it is the unanimous recommendation for your advisors
that you NOT attend. As long as you are aware of that, we can review the contents of the memo tomorrow.” …One suggestion was 3.Decline invitation and ask to send an advisor with the limited role of observing the meeting.”
Los Angeles Times – November 6, 1992 – “Yeltsin Offers Clinton Plan to Be Full ‘Allies’ ” (Bill Clinton won General Election – November 3, 1992 and Electoral College December 14, 1992)
“Moving rapidly to cement relations with a suddenly vital figure he barely knows, Yeltsin sent a message to the Arkansas Democrat that includes nothing less than “a new agenda for Russian-American cooperation in every area,” Deputy Foreign Minister Georgy A. Mamedov said…Until then, Yeltsin suggested the two leaders immediately exchange high-level envoys to establish better personal contacts and swap information about their plans, the press service said.”
Oops! Unprecedented? Never happened? Where was the outcry back then? Who questioned the right back then for a president-elect or one of his advisors to cross talk with Russia or anyone before the Electoral College actually voted?