Oily spawn of neo-fascist Putin puppet Donald "Rump" Trump, Donald "Uday" Trump, Jr., met last June with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who promised to provide damaging information on Dem candidate Hillary Clinton. Junior was accompanied to the meeting by brother-in-law and jack-of-all-trades Jared "Mr. Ivanka Trump" Kushner and former Rump campaign manager Paul "Secret Agent Man" Manafort.
On Saturday, rock- dumb Junior lied in a statement that the meeting was concerning Russian orphan children, but yesterday, after a story in the New York Times broke, he admitted that the meeting was agreed to when the Russian lawyer offered damaging information on Clinton, contradicting in one statement a year's worth of denials from Rump and his associates. As Steve Benen points out,
"In any political controversy, when a relevant player starts dramatically changing his or her story, from one day to the next, it's a sign of real trouble...The argument from Trump Jr. is, in effect, that he tried to collude with a Russian national and was disappointed when the information wasn’t useful – which sounds more like a confession than a defense."
More to come. Collusion much?
Don Trump Jr:— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 9, 2017
—March: Never met w/Russians on campaign issues
—Yday: It was about adoption
—Today: She said she had damaging info on Clinton https://t.co/LjAsxTnnDD
At very least this shows Trump campaign welcomed, invited, was eager to accept help from hostile foreign power to win the US presidency https://t.co/xRDs4hhJzg— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) July 10, 2017
At minimum, we now have a pattern: Trump campaign associates (and family members) seeking a Russian election assist via dirt on Clinton.— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 9, 2017
So Don Jr. is openly admitting his father's campaign was willing to accept help from the Russians to damage HRC. Seems pretty big.— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) July 9, 2017
Bush 43 WH ethics lawyer on NYT story/Donald Trump Jr. and Kushner meeting with Russian lawyer: “This borders on treason” via @MSNBC pic.twitter.com/Ceu5xLYgnB— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 9, 2017
BONUS II: Former CIA official Phil Mudd on Uday's possible criminal exposure (beyond collusion):
“If you’re a federal investigator, you’re collating stories and seeing now a year later that the stories don’t line up,” Mudd continued. “When the stories don’t line up, you have a simple question, did they tell the truth during the enter initial interviews? If not, that’s a federal violation, a 1001 charge. These guys are vulnerable to a charge from the special counsel Robert Mueller if they didn’t tell the truth.”Can't imagine a Trump or Trump associate not telling the truth!
BONUS III: This bombshell didn't come from Mueller's folks. "The calls are coming from within the house" --
First, note the sourcing. This is clearly NOT an investigative leak. This is a set of White House admissions in response to the story. /2/ pic.twitter.com/YUW64ZczRX— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) July 9, 2017