Monday, July 10, 2017

Trump, Jr. Sought Russian Dirt On Clinton

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?


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" --


DivaNewYork said...

Do these geniuses run ANYTHING by their lawyers before they speak to the press or to investigators?

W. Hackwhacker said...

Rather belatedly, Junior lawyered up AFTER he blew the lid on his meeting with the Russian mob lawyer... Dumb is as dumb does.