Trump Team met with lawyer linked to Kremlin during campaign

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It was about an adoption program .. trust them for they would NEVER lie ;)

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Two weeks after Donald J. Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination last year, his eldest son arranged a meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan with a Russian lawyer who has connections to the Kremlin, according to confidential government records described to The New York Times.

The previously unreported meeting was also attended by Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, as well as the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, according to interviews and the documents, which were outlined by people familiar with them.

While President Trump has been dogged by revelations of undisclosed meetings between his associates and Russians, this episode at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, is the first confirmed private meeting between a Russian national and members of Mr. Trump’s inner circle during the campaign. It is also the first time that his son Donald Trump Jr. is known to have been involved in such a meeting.

Representatives of Donald Trump Jr. and Mr. Kushner confirmed the meeting after The Times approached them with information about it. In a statement, Donald Jr. described the meeting as primarily about an adoption program. The statement did not address whether the presidential campaign was discussed.


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Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign - The New York Times

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Post #2 by ARMCX1 » 1 week ago

This is Donald Trump Jr's response to the New York Times piece. Obviously the Trump campaign placed great emphasis on this meeting since Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner also attended the June, 2016 meeting. It's odd that nobody knew much about the person they were meeting and yet the highest echalons of the campaign were meeting with her.

Even the alleged enticement for the meeting is fucking ironic: it was alleged that the Clinton campaign was colluding with the Russians.

Of course the Trump administration's explanations keep evolving...


In a statement on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. said he had met with the Russian lawyer at the request of an acquaintance. “After pleasantries were exchanged,” he said, “the woman 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. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information.”



Trump’s Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton - The New York Times
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Post #3 by NightSwimmer » 1 week ago

Agreeing to meet with these Russians in order to gain assistance in defeating their opponent in the upcoming presidential race was treason, even if the Trump representatives didn't get what they hoped for from the meeting. Failure is not an excuse for illegal behavior.
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NightSwimmer wrote:Source of the post Agreeing to meet with these Russians in order to gain assistance in defeating their opponent in the upcoming presidential race was treason, even if the Trump representatives didn't get what they hoped for from the meeting. Failure is not an excuse for illegal behavior.


Oh look! We have a #StrongDenial from the Kremlin.

Kremlin denies knowing of Donald Trump Jr.-Russian lawyer meeting - The Washington Post

That should settle the matter right Mr Mueller?

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Post #5 by BDBoop » 1 week ago

The wheels of justice are turning. Slowly - actually probably quickly but from out here, with all the damage he has done and will do, they are not turning quickly enough.

P.S.: One of the guys I trust on Twitter says that all the pieces combined as a whole means that the 2016 election should not stand. Thoughts?
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Post #6 by NightSwimmer » 1 week ago

BDBoop wrote:Source of the post P.S.: One of the guys I trust on Twitter says that all the pieces combined as a whole means that the 2016 election should not stand. Thoughts?

My thoughts are that this represents a personal opinion, and that, while I sympathize with the sentiment, there is no legal remedy for "undoing" a presidential election after the fact. There are only two methods provided within our constitution for removing a sitting President from office, and those are impeachment and Section 4 of the 25th Amendment.

Only two US Presidents (Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton) have ever been impeached, and both of those impeachments failed in the Senate. Invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment has only been considered twice within our nation's history, and both of those events related to President Ronald Reagan. George H.W. Bush would have invoked Section 4 in 1981, after the assassination attempt, but by the time he arrived in Washington DC, President Reagan was already out of surgery and had regained consciousness. The second instance was in 1987, when incoming White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker was advised by his predecessor that Ronald Reagan's mental state had seriously deteriorated due to his Alzheimer's Disease.

I am of the opinion that President Trump should be impeached, but impeachment is a political rather than a legal remedy, and as such will either require action by the Republican majorities in Congress, or a loss of majority status to the Democrats after the midterm elections.
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Post #7 by BDBoop » 1 week ago

So they just get away with it. They (Russia and their counterparts over here) did a lot more than meddle, and too bad, so freaking sad. They win.

And will do the same in 2018, 2020, etc.
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Post #8 by TheRealBo » 1 week ago

I'm a big Section 4 of the 25th kinda guy.

Republicans are starting to turn .. all it's gonna take is a few more fuckups and an approval rating stuck in the mid-30s.

They'll be scrambling like roaches when the light comes on to protect their 2018 hides.

Pressure will be YUUUGE on Pence at that point, who may be worse on social issues but don't think he'll tweet us into WWIII.

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Post #9 by NightSwimmer » 1 week ago

BDBoop wrote:Source of the post So they just get away with it. They (Russia and their counterparts over here) did a lot more than meddle, and too bad, so freaking sad. They win.

And will do the same in 2018, 2020, etc.

They haven't gotten away with it yet. Investigations are ongoing, and we will have an election in 2018. American voters put this scum into office, and it will be up to them to correct that error.
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