Posted by: maboulette | July 12, 2017

Sad Day for Our Country – It Is Operated by a Group Of Criminals

Junior and Senior

The astonishing email just released by Donald Trump Jr., setting up the meeting last year with a Russian lawyer, is distressing for the White House. Above all, it highlights that the Trump family knew of a secret Russian campaign to inhibit in the American election — and embraced it.


You can read the whole email exchange, but here is the key paragraph: “The Crown prosecutor of Russia … offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father. This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

UNDERMINES TRUMP & WH                        

This passage undermines the Trump and White House position in three crucial ways — not attributed to vague “sources” but in black and white documentary form. Here is what the email does:

  1. It shows that the Russian government was behind the effort. This is the Kremlin, not random Russians.
  2. The Russian government is offering “sensitive” information and “official documents” that would incriminate Hillary Clinton. The clear implication is that this material is stolen by spies, probably hacked, for how else would the Russian government have it?
  3. The offer is part of a pattern of the Russian “government’s support for Mr. Trump.”


Put these three points together, and it’s clear from the email that the Russian government has picked sides and is trying to secretly affect the outcome of the American presidential race by providing stolen information about a former secretary of state. For months, the Trumps have been publicly doubting that the Russian government interfered in the U.S. election, when Donald Trump Jr. had email evidence of this effort in June 2016!


The moment he got this email, Donald Trump Jr. should have called the F.B.I. That’s what the Al Gore campaign did in 2000 when it received a Bush campaign briefing booklet. It’s one thing to do opposition research; everybody does that. It’s another thing to use stolen information secretly provided by a rival nation where journalists and dissidents end up dead.

Instead of calling the F.B.I., Donald Trump Jr.  responded “I love it.”


He then summoned Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort to join the meeting. In other words, informed of a covert Russian effort to use espionage to interfere with the U.S. election, he embraced it.


There is already sufficient evidence that Trump’s campaign colluded to steal the 2016 election. And now, up to seven Trump associates have been linked to Russia.

So, Howard Dean is right — the Trump Administration is operating like a group of criminals!!  We can’t let them continue to endanger our nation.


I don’t know whether this is criminal. I do know that it’s disgraceful.

This is also arguably “soft collusion,” acceptance of a foreign power’s interference in an election for one’s own benefit. Whether there was a quid pro quo and “hard collusion,” we’ll have to see. We do have the outlines of a quid pro quo, in which each side was signaling what it wanted: The Trump campaign wanted dirt on the Clintons, and Russia wanted an easing of sanctions if Trump was elected.


After this meeting, the Trumps or the White House denied at least 8 times that such a meeting had taken place. That is dishonesty on top of collusion.

Nobody should be heartened by this. It’s a sad day for the country.


Enough is enough.

Donald Trump, Jr. met with allies of Vladimir Putin last year to get information to use against Hillary Clinton that he was told was coming from the Russian government.


This isn’t “fake news” — it’s a fact, proven by screenshots of emails that Don Jr. tweeted himself.


Every day more information comes out about the Trump campaign colluding with Russia during the 2016 election. And time after time, Donald Trump tries to act like there’s nothing to see here.


But our country cannot be run on lies. It cannot be run by people who welcomed the opportunity to work with a foreign country to meddle in our elections, or even by those who stood idly by while a foreign government threatened our democracy.


It’s time for Donald Trump, his family, his campaign, and all of his cronies to come clean about their collusion with Russia.


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