Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MANY SIDES TO THIS STORY: Trump Jr.’s Meeting May Not Rise To Treason, But It’s Still Shady As Hell

Yesterday, The New York Times reported that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin who claimed to have information that could harm Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The intermediary tells Trump Jr. that the information comes from high-up in the Russian government — the crown prosecutor of Russia, in fact, who is an appointee of Vladimir Putin (but then again, aren’t they all.)
At first Trump Jr. says it’s all a bunch of fake news. Once The New York Times contacts him about emails corroborating their story, he takes the initiative and releases a four-page chain and feigns transparency. Despite Don Jr.’s posing, nothing in the email is exculpatory. In many ways the full context is worse than Times’ story. While I’m sure many campaigns — including the Clintons’ — have dabbled in this kind of sordid effort, it’s still unethical.
Donald Trump jr, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort
It doesn’t matter if Rob Goldstone, the, um, colorful go-between, was lying about the source of the information. Because the fact is that three trusted members of Donald Trump’s campaign — his son, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort — were willing to take a meeting with a foreign agent to see oppo research they assumed was passed on from another government. Which, aside from all other things, is inconceivably stupid.
From the Goldstone email:
The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump — helped along by Aras and Emin.
Read the rest from The federalist HERE and follow links below to other opinions on Trump Jr's predicament:

Disaster: Trump Jr releases e-mail chain with explicit references to “Russian government attorney”

There Is Now Evidence that Senior Trump Officials Attempted to Collude With Russia

It is Ridiculously Stupid to Scream Treason Over Donald Trump, Jr.’s Actions

Donald Trump Jr. was within his rights to meet with Russian lawyer

6 Things You Need To Know About The Trump Jr.-Russia Pseudo-Scandal

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Anonymous said...

The Trump's lied. They do it dozens of times a day.

They did it all throughout the campaign, and now the presidency.

This isn't Trump Jr's problem.

It is the Trump campaign's problem.

It went all the way to the top.

There is NO WAY in hell Trump didn't know about this meeting.

His son, his son-in-law, AND HIS CAMPAIGN manager.

They sought fervently TO COLLUDE WITH RUSSIA to win the election.

It is NOT complicated. At all.

All you so-called conservatives defending this crap?

You are all a bunch of dingbats with no integrity.


Give me a break.

cimbri said...

The Democrats tried to set up Jr and he almost made a mistake. He corrected the situation and no harm was done.

Anonymous said...

Cimbri, completely false. "almost made a mistake"? hahahahahahaha

Democrats are not responsible for the Trump campaigns stupidity.

What is clear now is Trump tried to collude with Russia.

This is not about Donald Jr, but the Trump campaign.

They are all idiots, with no integrity.