If Democrats make use of RUSSIAN agents, that’s, what? Patriotic?
A lobbyist who served as a back channel between Christopher Steele and Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner served as legal counsel to Russia’s foreign minister and lobbied on behalf of a Russian oligarch with ties to Paul Manafort.Documents filed with the Department of Justice show that Adam Waldman of Endeavor Law Firm, served as counsel to Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, from 2010 until last year. He has also worked for Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire aluminum magnate with close ties to Putin, since 2009.
It took virtually no time at all for Mark Warner to receive the support of his political ally, Marco Rubio.
Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio leapt to Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner’s defense Thursday night after a new report revealed Warner exchanged text messages with a top lobbyist for a Russian oligarch.Warner texted back and forth with lobbyist Adam Waldman in an effort to contact former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, Fox News reports. Waldman previously represented Russian billionaire Oleg V. Deripaska, who is known to be close to Putin.
Warner appears to have tried to keep secret his contacts with the lobbyist, saying in one text he would “rather not have a paper trail.”
Despite Warner’s apparent effort to keep the conversations secret, Rubio defended the Democratic senator as being transparent with the Senate Intelligence Committee. “Sen. Warner fully disclosed this to the committee four months ago,” Rubio wrote on Twitter, adding that the material has “had zero impact on our work.”
But, as Chuck Ross points out, if Warner admitted this four months ago, that would be seven months after he’d sought this RUSSIAN collusion.
4 months ago is 7 months after he exchanged the texts. https://t.co/yOkLPJbr3B
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) February 9, 2018
Furthermore, Rubio neatly misses the point: Why is it okay for Democrats to seek out RUSSIAN agents for dirt?
Yeah, we can’t be having those pesky “paper trails” that rear their ugly heads right when you are creating your own narrative about Trump collusion.
As usual, if you want to know what the left is guilty of look at what they accuse others of doing. They said Trump colluded with Russia when it was the dems who colluded. They said Trump is obstructing justice while more and more evidence comes out that it was Obama and his minions who obstructed justice. They claim the Republicans on the House Intel Committee are covering for Trump when in fact it’s the dems that are covering for Hillary and ultimately Obama (because that is who the coup attempt ultimately leads to). A bunch of schiffheads if there ever were any. Their idols Vlad, Joe, and Fidel would be mighty proud.