Trump Jr. just defined ‘disgraceful’ (NeverTrumper Barf Alert)
NY Post ^ | July 11, 2017 | John Podhoretz
Posted on 7/12/2017, 8:46:20 AM by Oshkalaboomboom
He said, “I love it.”
Yes, upon being informed in June 2016 he might soon be in receipt of information from the Russian government damaging to Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. responded with the words, “I love it.”
He didn’t call the FBI to say he had evidence the Russian government was seeking to interfere with the presidential election of 2016. No, he said, “I love it” — and set up a meeting with the shady Russian lawyer who, he was told, might share dirt with him.
He didn’t steer the Trump campaign away to shield it from the stain of a potentially scandalous encounter with an operative working for Vladimir Putin. No, Trump Jr. brought the campaign’s chairman, Paul Manafort, and his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, into the meeting.
Donald Jr. loved it so, you see.
Now, the fact that Donald Jr. “loved” the idea of getting the goods on Hillary Clinton from a foreign antagonist doesn’t suggest anything criminal in itself.
According to the three people who set up the meeting — 1) Trump Jr., 2) a bizarre British publicist named Rob Goldstone and 3) a shady Russian lawyer named Natalia Veselvitskaya — the proceedings ended up centering on Russia’s adoption policy.
So unless they’re dissembling — and they could be — no actual collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government took place at the meeting. If they’re not prevaricating, this isn’t the smoking gun that will take down the Trump presidency.
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