Another bombshell dropped on Sunday. Donald Trump Jr. was promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton when he, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, the New York Times reports.
New York Times: “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.”
“It is unclear whether the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, actually produced the promised compromising information about Mrs. Clinton. But the people interviewed by The Times about the meeting said the expectation was that she would do so.”
Don Trump Jr. only decided to meet with the Kremlin-linked lawyer based on promise for damaging info on Mrs. Clinton. One word for this: COLLUSION. The best part of this scoop is Trump Jr. complaining that his contact’s info about HRC wasn’t “detailed” and “meaningful” enough.
The Washington Post identified the “acquaintance” who arranged the meeting as “Rob Goldstone, a music publicist who is friendly with Donald Jr.” He told newspaper “that he had arranged the meeting at request of a Russian client and attended with Veselnitskaya.”
Donald Trump Jr.’s statements Saturday vs. Sunday….he keeps changing his story:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 9, 2017
Can’t wait to hear Trump Sr. and Trump Jr. scream fake news after the latter lied about ever having contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.
This latest bombshell comes after the NY Times reported about the meeting on Saturday. First the Trump folks said the meeting was about adoption and then they switched and blamed the Democrats. Um, it sounds to me like the House and Senate Intelligence Committees need to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. to testify on Capitol Hill. Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, said he may push for Trump Jr. to testify before the committee.
The meeting took place two days after Hillary Clinton finally claimed victory over Bernie Sanders in a brutal Democratic primary season. NY Times’ Maggie Haberman said “this meeting took place at a pivotal moment for Trump, winning Indiana but facing delegate slog prospect.”
Reaction on Twitter:
— Robby Mook (@RobbyMook) July 9, 2017
Fact that Jr confirms this story is huge. If senior staff so readily met with Russians to get bad info on HRC, what ELSE did they do? https://t.co/oBAjMUPJkR
— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) July 9, 2017
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) 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
This graf is devastating, however. It shows that the Trump folks were willing to cooperate with Kremlin in exchange for dirt on Hillary. pic.twitter.com/UPLqnOQa0d
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) July 9, 2017
meeting came six weeks before Wikileaks starting publishing the DNC emails that Russia stole
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) July 9, 2017
We now have confirmation of collusion.
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) July 9, 2017
Absolutely no one believes that your meeting with a Kremlin connected lawyer was about adoption.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 9, 2017
Don’t worry, I’m sure the Putin/Trump cyber security task force will get to the bottom of this https://t.co/81efWTrxmI
— G. Elliott Morris📈 (@gelliottmorris) July 9, 2017
This explosive revelation coming on the SAME DAY Trump signaled he would give Putin a free pass for hacking our democracy.
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) July 9, 2017
And, perhaps the biggest news out of this NYT story is that the spokesperson for Pres. Trump's legal team let Don Jr. out all on his own. pic.twitter.com/60bqhvv4j3
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) July 9, 2017
Trump o'clock is officially now an every day event. The news never stops. Ever.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 9, 2017
remember, Nixon hired Cubans to steal DNC documents; this is same thing
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) July 9, 2017
The fact of the Trump Tower meeting was disclosed to gov't officials in recent days, when Kushner filed a revised security clearance form https://t.co/aAjbOYEeJL
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) July 9, 2017
— Eric Schmeltzer (@JustSchmeltzer) July 9, 2017