Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Exactly What They'll Do

Donald Trump Jr. is proving the truth behind the old saw that the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. The New York Times reports that:

Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s candidacy, according to three people with knowledge of the email.

The email to the younger Mr. Trump was sent by Rob Goldstone, a publicist and former British tabloid reporter who helped broker the June 2016 meeting. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Trump acknowledged that he was interested in receiving damaging information about Mrs. Clinton, but gave no indication that he thought the lawyer might have been a Kremlin proxy.

According to the Times

Mr. Goldstone’s message, as described to The New York Times by the three people, indicates that the Russian government was the source of the potentially damaging information. It does not elaborate on the wider effort by Moscow to help the Trump campaign. 

When historians write the history of the Trump Administration, they will surely concentrate on its astounding ignorance and stupidity. They will probably point out that one of Trump's most serious errors was to declare open war on the press, calling it "the enemy of the American people."

They will note that Trump baited the press -- which led to their determination to take him down. And, in the end, that's exactly what they'll do.

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Steve said...

Owen the Trump Russia connection is a proven nothing burger. Time will tell but IMHO any discussion of Trump and Putin conspiracy is going to make the real 911 truthers heads expode at some point.

Owen Gray said...

Apparently that's Reince Priebus' opinion, too. Steve. It's not a smoking gun -- yet. But it appears that Jr. was willing to do business with the Russians. That's getting pretty close to collusion.

Anonymous said...

Steve, not trying to be a smartass here but you cannot prove a negative. All of the evidence isn't in yet. Please let the investigators and sources do their work before you pronounce them innocent. Thanks.