First Obama said the meeting didn’t happen. Now we know that it did happen, and even who attended. Of course what the Canadians thought he said wasn’t what he meant to say.
The memo is the first documentation to emerge publicly out of the meeting between the adviser, Austan Goolsbee, and officials with the Canadian consulate in Chicago, but Goolsbee said it misinterprets what he told them. The memo was written by Joseph DeMora, who works for the consulate and attended the meeting.
Goolsbee disputed a section that read: "Noting anxiety among many U.S. domestic audiences about the U.S. economic outlook, Goolsbee candidly acknowledged the protectionist sentiment that has emerged, particularly in the Midwest, during the primary campaign. He cautioned that this messaging should not be taken out of context and should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans."
I wonder if Mr. Goolsebee has any bridges in Brooklyn he would like to sell. And perhaps Hussein should remind his staff that attempting to engage foreign governments over foreign policy by them is a clear violation of the Logan Act.
That, btw, is a Federal Crime.
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