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The FAKE news story being bandied about by the Washington Post and New York times is that Jared Kushner was seeking a back channel of communication with Russia. Not true. It was the Russians who mentioned it and it was never pursued.

But a quick look at recent history (which we realize is a real stretch for many) reveals that Obama in fact did the very thing Kusner is being accused of—but as a candidate, not even President elect! Memo to liberals: when you point the finger, remember: 3 fingers are pointing back at you!

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.