With Donald Trump Jr. coming forward and admitting to meeting with a foreign adversary to gain opposition research on a presidential candidate to affect the outcome of the electoral process in the United States, it’s left the White House in turmoil. It’s also left them in major spin mode.
There’s really no way to turn this story around and make it a positive. Don Jr. messed up and messed up big league.
Junior literally said in regards to meeting with a Russian lawyer allegedly linked to the Kremlin:
“The information they suggested they had about Hillary Clinton I thought was Political Opposition Research.”
You cannot obtain this sort of information from a foreign adversary. The only people Trump Jr. should have met with after learning Russia may have info on Hillary Clinton they were willing to share with her competition to influence the election would be the FBI. Instead, he set up a meeting. This can be considered treason.
Now, according to U.S. News and World Report, Donald Trump Sr. is in the White House growingly increasingly upset with everything surrounding his campaign’s connections to Russia.
U.S. News reports:
“President Donald Trump and his senior advisers are described as increasingly angry and exasperated by the ongoing story of the 2016 Trump campaign’s connections to Russia.”
Further, it appears they are desperate to make the story go away:
“The New York Times, Washington Post and CNN are among the major news organizations reporting a White House in deep gloom, searching for ways to escape the controversy or move beyond it and eager to blame the media for their plight, as Trump often does when he runs into trouble.”
Trump seems to know that not only is his son in trouble but so are many of the people closest to him. After all, his son-in-law and right-hand man at the White House, Jared Kushner, was also in attendance alongside Paul Manafort at that meeting with the Russian lawyer at Trump Tower. Manafort, of course, has worked with campaigns since the 1970s, so any excuse of not knowing any better can be thrown out the window. In addition, even as the *president claims he had no knowledge of the meeting, he used information potentially obtained from conversations with Russia later that same day.
Hmm…Trump’s very 1ST tweet about HRC’s “missing 33,000 emails” appears to be from 6/9/16, after Manafort, Kushner, Don Jr met the Russian pic.twitter.com/sJcSRaSXZv
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 10, 2017
It would seem Trump is losing his mind and wants nothing more than for this Russia story to disappear. But as it would appear, this story isn’t going anywhere and we may only be hearing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how deep the Trump campaign’s Russian ties are.
The upcoming weeks and months are certainly going to be interested.
(*pending investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election)
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