Thursday, January 12, 2017
ICP Asks If Feltman Told Envoys Only Try Trump Through Him, Clinton History
By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, January 3 -- On December 13 after that day's Security Council meeting on Syria Inner City Press sought to asked UN envoy Staffan de Mistura a question. He seemed to have pegged Inner City Press, saying he knew Inner City Press would ask him if he was resigning.
(Actually, our question has been about his previously hiring Ban Ki-moon's son in law Siddharth Chatterjee, whom Ban recently promoted to the top UN job in Kenya without recusing himself. But we digress).
Inner City Press asked de Mistura about Palmyra -- he said some 20% of the population remains -- and if he had in fact managed or scheduled to meet Team Trump. He'd said he aimed to; now he told Inner City Press he would have no comment.
Since then Inner City Press has been told that UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman has asked / told UN envoys to only try to reach out to Team Trump through him.
To some this seemed absurd, since Feltman is famously shown sitting behind and serving Hillary Clinton as she uses one of her devices.
UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, bragging he'll stay on for at least six months, told Inner City Press he's not aware of any such directive by Feltman. But what does that mean? Dujarric answered only two and a half of Inner City Press' 22 questions from December 27 to December 30, when he and his Office were paid, and on January 3 replied to a week-old question by saying, I could check. But will he? Watch this site.