Donald Trump admits the Trump Tower meeting with Russians was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton saying, it is “totally legal and done all the time in politics — and it went nowhere.” Does he realize he just confessed to colluding with a foreign adversary against his opponent? This is going to create legal jeopardy for his “wonderful son.”
Trump tweeted: “Fake news reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics — and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!”
Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
Um, it is illegal to conspire with a foreign adversary according to 52 USC 30121. The code also says knowingly soliciting, accepting or receiving things of value from foreign nationals on behalf of a federal campaign is illegal. In other words, dirt on Hillary Clinton = something of value. That’s illegal.
Trump is freaking out after the Washington Post reports that he is unnerved that his son may have committed a crime to get information from Kremlin-linked Russians on Hillary Clinton.
CNN is also reporting that he fears his son is in legal jeopardy. “President Trump is concerned about whether his son Donald Trump Jr. might have exposure in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, leading to his increasingly frenzied public agitation over Robert Mueller,” sources close to the White House tell CNN.
“Trump has been concerned for months now that the Mueller probe could reach his family, and potentially his son-in-law Jared Kushner, but his focus has turned to his namesake in recent weeks… This is one of several reasons Trump has upped his public attacks on Mueller, because he doesn’t want him touching his family.”
Reaction on Twitter:
Again, what the fuck?
Trump himself said very specifically that this meeting was about ADOPTION.
NOW, he's admitting that his son met with RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE to get information on Hillary Clinton. He's literally admitting that right here.
Holy shit. https://t.co/369wkLCPlv
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) August 5, 2018