Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted out a series of emails this morning between him and Rob Goldstone detailing collusion activities between himself, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Kremlin attorney Natalia Veselnitskay. They were to meet, under the pretense of obtaining damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
While Ms. Veselnitskay didn’t deliver the information, the move to meet could itself be criminal. At the same time, having changed his story more than twice, Donald Trump, Jr. is likely still lying about certain facts about the meeting.
There are some serious questions that need to be answered and none is more important than what Trump, Sr. knew and when he knew it. Rob Goldstone, the man who set up the meeting and who claimed victory for Russia this past November, arranged the meeting between the parties. It took place at 4 pm, a key detail that may be of use to investigators.
Earlier that day, Trump and Manafort had lunch, as reported by the Los Angeles Times on that same day, June 9, 2016. This means that before the meeting took place, Trump might have been made aware of it. The fact that they didn’t meet afterward indicates that he can’t claim plausible denial of the facts.
It’s a notion supported by the New York Times’ latest story on the matter, which indicates Trump had a role in crafting the response to the initial story.
The silence from Republicans is deafening, but then again they’re stakeholders in this hellhole of a presidency so why would they defecate where they eat, particularly when talking might be incriminating. The absurdity of individuals like David Brooks in a national crisis like this to name college education as an enemy and his tone deaf encounter at a lunch counter as the biggest issue in America today is so insane it’s laughable (if only to prevent tears from falling).
But that’s been the conservative response to this situation. If we’re going to remove this treasonous bastard Trump and make our nation truly great and equal for everyone regardless of the color of their skin, we better hit the streets and fast. Our democracy and future depend on it.