If both these linked reports below are correct he is continuing the trend covered here earlier and is just another politician - who lies.
Here's what was said then, in mid-October when criticisms surfaced over Obama middle east policy adviser Robert Malley being seen talking with Hamas. According to a campaign spokesman,
Rob Malley has, like hundreds of other experts, provided informal advice to the campaign in the past. He has no formal role in the campaign and he will not play any role in the future.And here's what's being said after the election.
President-elect Barack Obama has dispatched his "senior foreign policy adviser", Robert Malley to Egypt and Syria........Hmmmmmm. What would you call it? Just a quick hire?
H/T to lgf