Monday, July 10, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer on promise of information about Clinton, newspaper reports

President Trump's eldest son said Sunday that he met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the Republican nomination, hoping to get information helpful to the campaign. A New York Times report citing advisors to the White House briefed on the encounter said Donald Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting after being promised information damaging to Hillary Clinton. The June meeting at Trump Tower with attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya involved the younger Trump, his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort, who was then the campaign chairman. The existence of the meeting was disclosed only recently to government officials and confirmed Saturday by representatives of Trump and Kushner following a separate Times report.

   Robert directs your attention to this comment at the linked source;

Trump supporters are in such contortions regarding Trump Jr.’s admission that he, Kushner, and Manafort met a Russian lawyer with high-level Kremlin connections to obtain “the dirt” on Hillary Clinton that they would have us equate the meeting to meeting a blind-date at Starbucks. A few weeks after this meeting in July, Trump declared, “Russia, if you're listening, I hope you can find the 33,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” That comment aroused questions at the time. Now, we have a clue. Trump and his campaign staff were willing to contact Russians who may have had damaging information regarding Hillary Clinton. Bottom Line: High-level Trump campaign officials colluded with a Russian lawyer who had high-level Kremlin connections. Trump and his campaign staff wanted “the dirt” on Hillary Clinton and they did not care from whom they obtained “the dirt.” That they failed in their objective is irrelevant because their intentions matter: Get the dirt.
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