Geez! Every week is some new form of stupidity coming out of the White House….the latest is that of Don Jr and his email mash up….
The dribs and drabs about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer just ramped up significantly. The president’s son tweeted out his full email exchange with an ally in Russia who set up last year’s meeting, reports the Hill. Part one is here, and the final page is here. Trump tweeted them after the New York Times informed him it was about to publish his back-and-forth with British-born publicist Rob Goldstone. In his initial email, Goldstone said he wanted to arrange the meeting to pass along documents that “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.” He added, “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” Trump Jr. quickly responded, “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.” (In a statement Tuesday, Trump Jr. insisted again that nothing came of the meeting in terms of Clinton information.)
Eventually, the pair arranged for Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya to meet with Trump Jr. in New York. She has said she had no damaging information about Clinton, nor ties to the Kremlin, though Goldstone refers to her as a “Russian government attorney” in an email. Goldstone told Trump Jr. that he was writing on behalf of his client, Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, whose billionaire father has ties to both Putin and the Trump business empire. “Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting,” he wrote. “The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary.” Because Russia has no crown prosecutor, the Times thinks Goldstone was referring to the prosecutor general of Russia, a close Putin ally.
Even The American Conservative thinks the Don Jr is not the brightest bulb in the pack…….the piece starts with a historical perspective of sorts…..
In May 1895, Ohio’s Republican Governor William McKinley, a presidential aspirant for the forthcoming presidential campaign year, dispatched his trusted lieutenant, Mark Hanna, to New York to solicit support from the big Northeastern GOP bosses. These men—New York’s Thomas Platt, Pennsylvania’s Matthew Quay, and a number of lesser lights—controlled enough patronage power to hold major sway over party decisions. McKinley figured that, if he could get their support, he might lock up the Republican nomination before the campaign even began.
During a post-dinner cigar session at his elegant Cleveland mansion, Hanna reported back to McKinley on the results of his mission. Another participant recalled that the excited Hanna seemed “as keen as a razor blade.’’
I have said all along that the Trump camp needs to pick a story and stick with it….so far they have not done that and it shows……let the lawyers do the talking…everybody else needs to shut the Hell up……they are NOT doing themselves any good what so ever…..
Somewhere deep in the bowels of DC the VP is practicing his acceptance speech…….
I will say one thing for the Trump admin….they are creating jobs but sadly most are for lawyers only.