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Trump Jr., Kushner, And The Russian Connection

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Riddle me this: What was Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort doing meeting with Russian operatives only days after the GOP convention, and why are they just now admitting to it?

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According to a damning new expose’ in The New York Times, the Russians promised Donald Trump Jr. disparaging information about Hillary Clinton that could be used against her in the 2016 presidential election.  So, Trump Jr. took his brother-in-law (Jared Kushner) and then-Trump campaign manager (Paul J. Manafort) along with him to get the scoop and take the Russians up on the dirt they knew.  In what now appears to be standard practice for every single Trump campaign staffer who ever made contact with the Russians during the election, Trump Jr. says he “accidentally forgot” to disclose the meeting to government authorities. Yeah, right!

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The meeting took place at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, 2 weeks after Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, and was attended by Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who promised to provide compromising information about Mrs. Clinton.  The fact that Trump Jr. would even accept and host such a meeting, as well as include top adviser Jared Kushner and campaign manager Paul Manafort, highly suggests that the Trump campaign was at least open to accepting election help from the Russians.

On Saturday, Donald Trump Jr. claimed his meeting with the Russians was only to discuss resuming American adoptions of Russian children. However, by Sunday, Trump Jr. came clean and admitted the truth.

“After pleasantries were exchanged, the woman [Natalia Veselnitskaya] 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,” Trump Jr. said.  “No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information.”

He added that she then turned the conversation to the adoption of Russian children and the Magnitsky Act, an American law that blacklists suspected Russian human rights abusers.

“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,” he said.

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To summarize, Trump Jr. said the Russians offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign.  He set up a meeting with members of the campaign and a Russian lawyer but quickly learned that the offer of damaging information was a ruse to actually discuss adoptions.

No harm done, right?  WRONG!

col·lu·sion

/kəˈlo͞oZHən/

noun

  1. secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others.

    “the armed forces were working in collusion with drug traffickers”

 

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The fact that Trump Jr. accepted an offer by the Russians to receive information that could tilt the 2016 presidential election in their favor is perhaps the strongest proof of collusion yet.  It doesn’t matter that the meeting may have been a setup and actually provided them with nothing helpful.  Trump Jr. and his campaign colleagues entered the meeting expecting to leave with helpful information.  That is collusion.

Realizing that this new information could add more fuel to the fire, Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Donald Trump’s team of attorneys, tried to get ahead of the story.

“The president was not aware of and did not attend the meeting,” he said on Sunday.

Additionally, Donald Trump Jr. attempted to save his buddies by saying when he asked Manafort and Kushner to attend the meeting, he did not tell them in advance what the meeting would be about.

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Every existing US intelligence agency has already concluded that the Russians purposely worked to tip the election in favor of Donald Trump, partially by stealing and then providing to WikiLeaks internal Democratic Party and Clinton campaign emails that were embarrassing to Mrs. Clinton. Intelligence officials, led by special investigator Robert Mueller have also been looking into members of the Trump campaign and their alleged collusion with Russia to assure a Trump victory.

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Michael
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CNN has breaking news that Trump Jr. was told in a email that Russia wanted to help the campaign. This could all be falling apart.

Random White Guy
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So assclown junior meets with the russians and we're supposed to believe it was for adopted children? Come on already this is crazy shit.

Truthiz1
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LGF Reader:
It's all starting to make me wonder who of the Trump clan gets sold down the river first? Will he burn any of his actual family? Or, will they all go down in a lump group under a RICO type deal?

How strong are all the family ties? We are going to find out. Would you trust Donny if he is your father-in-law…or even father? […]

HuffPost Reader:
Each Trump is dirtier than the next. This horrifying family needs to be tried for treason 1 by 1. […]

Mr. BD
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Hahahaha oh boy I just read something hilarious. Trump just said he asked Putin last week if he meddled in the election and he said no. So now Trump is saying oh well he didn't do it so it's time for everybody to forget all this and move on. LOL is this clown serious?????

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NY Times:
President Trump tried without success on Sunday to put the matter of Russia’s election meddling behind him, insisting that he had “strongly pressed” President Vladimir V. Putin on the matter twice in a private meeting last week and declaring that it was “time to move forward.”

But if Mr. Trump believed his willingness to raise the election interference directly with Mr. Putin would quiet questions about whether he could be trusted to stand up to Moscow — an issue that has shadowed his presidency — he grappled instead on Sunday with the reality that the meeting might have raised more suspicions than it quelled.

Mr. BD
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I agree with Truth this not be the smoking gun that gets him but it is one more thing to add to the list. Everybody was talking to Russia and everybody seem to forget to tell about it to the government. That is not a coincidence. I can't wait until we bring this fool down.

Truthiz1
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And on a related note……foreign news journalists take-down of Trump. Last week it was a major German newspaper: “It’s Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump” — “A Danger to the World.” Excerpt: Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. He does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tasks associated with it. He doesn't read. He doesn't bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities. His decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees. He doesn't bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities. His decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees. He is a man… Read more »
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Once again, Shout OUT!..to the New York Times for their relentless investigative efforts. Great detailed summary of the facts, DJ. Well done! Okay…..so you asked: "Is this meeting the smoking gun we’ve been waiting for?" It is, IMO, certainly A smoking gun. But I'm now convinced there are many more "smoking guns" to follow. It also confirms for me that Mueller has quite the job on his hands directing a Federal investigation that is probably BIGGER than most Americans can even imagine – especially when you add "FOLLOW the $$$" to the mix. Setting aside Trump voters (because frankly they've already shown they have little-to-NO regard for Our country)……those of Us who actually DO give a d*mn (and WE ARE the majority) can't afford to ignore any of the facts that are being revealed almost daily about this absolutely CORRUPT and dangerous president, and his "inner" circle. Loading...
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