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Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer during the campaign

July 9, 2017

  The New York Times is reporting that Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign just two weeks after Donald Trump won the Republican nomination. Here is more:

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.

The meeting was also attended by his campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Mr. Manafort and Mr. Kushner only recently disclosed the meeting, though not its content, in confidential government documents described to The New York Times.

The meeting — at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, two weeks after Donald J. Trumpclinched the Republican nomination — points to the central question in federal investigations of the Kremlin’s meddling in the presidential election: whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. The accounts of the meeting represent the first public indication that at least some in the campaign were willing to accept Russian help.

  According to the story Donald Trump Jr. has confirmed this meeting took place. What was this damaging information?

In a statement on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. said he had met with the Russian lawyer at the request of an acquaintance. “After pleasantries were exchanged,” he said, “the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information.”

He said she then turned the conversation to adoption of Russian children and the Magnitsky Act, an American law that blacklists suspected Russian human rights abusers. The law so enraged President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia that he retaliated by halting American adoptions of Russian children.

“It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting,” Mr. Trump said.

  The damaging information Donald Trump Jr. was given was that Russia was indeed colluding in the election, only the nation was colluding with the Democratic National Committee to help Hillary Clinton. There was no proof given however and Donald Trump admitted as much when he said “no details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information.”

  This was apparently used as a pretext to get Donald Trump Jr. to meet with the Russians about adoption (and this makes sense: why would a Russian lawyer meet with the Trump campaign to admit Russia was colluding against Donald Trump) however it is still very troubling because it shows three members of the campaign (it is unclear if Donald Trump knew about the meeting) were willing to meet with the Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton and that is inexcusable. And this is what the Democrats have been claiming all along…

  Donald Trump’s lawyers are now claiming this was a dirty trick by Fusion GPS, the same group behind the fake Russian golden shower dossier.

The president’s legal team said Saturday they believe the entire meeting may have been part of a larger election-year opposition effort aimed at creating the appearance of improper connections between Trump family members and Russia that also included a now-discredited intelligence dossier produced by a former British intelligence agent named Christopher Steele who worked for a U.S. political firm known as Fusion GPS.

“We have learned from both our own investigation and public reports that the participants in the meeting misrepresented who they were and who they worked for,” said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for President Trump’s legal team. “Specifically, we have learned that the person who sought the meeting is associated with Fusion GPS, a firm which according to public reports, was retained by Democratic operatives to develop opposition research on the President and which commissioned the phony Steele dossier. “

“These developments raise serious issues as to exactly who authorized and participated in any effort by Russian nationals to influence our election in any manner,” Corallo said.

  But even if this is true it still does not excuse Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, or Jared Kushner because it still shows they were willing to meet with a Russian lawyer in order to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. Even if this was a dirty trick it could be the smoking gun the Democrats have been looking for. This might not point directly to Donald Trump but it could spell the end for Jared Kushner and I for one will be glad to see him go.

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21 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2017 12:51 am

    Another bs story.

    “…met with the Russian lawyer at the request of an acquaintance…”

    Key words – request of an acquaintance. What is the Fake Media’s definition of an acquaintance? Supposedly this anonymous acquaintance request Trump Jr. meet with with this women. We don’t know the reason or what was said. All we are given is what the Fake News wants us to read between the lines and infer the purpose of the meeting.

    I’m sure this in not the first time Trump Jr. has been lured into a scam meeting.

    A new theory for Hillary losing is the number of Middle East war casualties that come from the key rust belt states.

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    • July 10, 2017 5:24 am

      The only reason I think story might be a problem is because Jr. is quoted as saying it. If it was just an anonymous source I wouldn’t be so concerned about this story.

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      • July 10, 2017 5:58 am

        Especially coming from the NYTimes!

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      • July 10, 2017 6:59 pm

        LOL!

        Liked by 1 person

    • July 10, 2017 12:21 pm

      Like your reasoning CJ 🙂 The corrupt liberal (Soros paid) “Snopes” used Snowden to make their propaganda point, that he stated: Russia successfully rigged US elections so there we have it.

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      • July 10, 2017 7:00 pm

        If Snopes said it it has to be true. 😉

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      • July 10, 2017 7:04 pm

        haha, lol, that’s what I figured too! 🙃

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      • July 10, 2017 7:30 pm

        Absolutely!

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      • July 10, 2017 8:34 pm

        Brings to mind, the debate about ‘Absolute Truth’. Some say it absolutely doesn’t exist … !

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  2. July 10, 2017 4:03 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • July 10, 2017 5:24 am

      Thank you.

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      • July 10, 2017 6:12 am

        You’re welcome.

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  3. chip permalink
    July 10, 2017 8:28 am

    It occurs to me that the focus should be on the fact that the information they were giving about Hillary was true. She was up to her neck in dirty politics and dirty money and everybody seems to be focused on did “somebody, maybe? I don’t know!” meet with the Trump campaign. I’m not a big Trump fan but he didn’t fix the primary to win like Hillary did.

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    • July 10, 2017 11:43 am

      Yep, when in deep doo doo always turn the focus, lime light and propaganda machine on those taking over your usurping power and control!

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    • July 10, 2017 7:01 pm

      That is the aspect that has been lost in all this Chip, and it is intentionally forgotten…

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  4. July 10, 2017 12:14 pm

    …”we might have avoided three Presidential administrations convinced that they could do whatever they wanted to do and get away with it, whether it was murdering the White House Deputy Council, lying about Saddam’s nuclear weapons to start a war of conquest, or scamming us all with 9-11, or human-caused global warming, Obamacare, etc. …”
    “The ‘corporatization of America’ during the past century [has been] an attack on democracy.” — Noam Chomsky, American linguist and US media and foreign policy critic
    (What Really Happened)
    If you look back regarding ‘rigged election’ concerns before Nov., most of the mainstream push ‘Obama telling Trump to quit Whining about the elections being rigger!’ Were the Dem*s the ones who were rigging the election and that’s why fraud Bari was stating that. We were told that the White Hats put their Counter-Coup in place to stop them, so they knew.
    Even the ’08 elections the FBI was telling both lousy UN-candidates: “warned Obama and McCain earlier this year that their computer networks had been infiltrated by foreign hackers (Chinese) who downloaded large quantities of information from the campaign networks.” They did nothing. (the guardian) Instead there’s this: HOW HACKING HELPED ME BECOME OBAMA’S CTO (Wired) The second “win” of Bari in ’12 is best shown in a photo – no longer available online – of Bari standing in a room w/ a number of hackers, his head down a bit with tears of relief and happiness, and the worn out hackers smiling (we did it! … because we can).
    So, all that to say, if we needed to use the Russian hackers to stop Bari’s Hackers from rigging the election in Hilly’s favor, I say, “Good!” We’re still going down the Corporate slide but at least we don’t have Hilly at the helm!

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    • July 10, 2017 7:02 pm

      Isn’t it funny how the Democrats have gone from telling us to stop whining about a rigged election to whining about a rigged election themselves?!

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      • July 10, 2017 7:16 pm

        Yep, I find that interesting, I hadn’t read ‘the fraud’ stating that before, but he did. Can you imagine Steve he still wants to run (ruin) American – farther down the 3rd world toilet and the ‘crazies’ agree! That’s mass hypnosis and brain numb evidence of spiritual wickedness in high places for anyone with eyes to see. I read some time ago that he (Bari) was possess and ‘lit up’ (drugs – which goes hand and hand) that’s why he was so appealing to the unsaved (charismatic). I wouldn’t be surprised – too many characteristics of the ‘father of lies’ (murder, liar, deceiver). Oh yawn, boring but true.

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      • July 10, 2017 7:32 pm

        Yeah, he is still out there trying to undermine the US and Trump. At least W stepped aside and stayed silent even though Obama blamed him for everything for five years.

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