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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

From the NYTimes: "Russian Dirt on Clinton? "I love it!" Wrote Donald Trump, Jr. in his email.

From the NYTimes report on the email exchanges between Donald Trump, Jr., and Russian agents:

"One of his father's former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton.

The documents 'would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,' read the email, written by a trusted intermediary, who added, 'This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump.'

If the future president's elder son was surprised or disturbed by the provenance of the promised material -- or the notion that it was part of an ongoing effort by the Russian government to aid his father's campaign -- he gave no indication.

He replied within minutes: 'If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer.'

Four days later, after a flurry of emails, the intermediary wrote back, proposing a meeting in New York on Thursday with a 'Russian government attorney.'

Don, Jr. agreed, adding that he wuld likely bring along 'Paul Manafort (campaign boss)' and 'my brother-in-law,"Jared Kushner, now one of the president's closest White House advisers.

On June 9, the Russian lawyer was sitting in the younger Mr. Trump's office on the 25th floor of Trump Tower, just one level below the office of the future president."


Also, this:

Donald Trump Jr. and the Culture of Dishonesty


Kevin Robbins said...

I thought Don Jr was the smart son. I'm beginning to think Tiffany is the bright kid. She's stayed right away from everything.

Flying Junior said...

I guess if little Donnie wanted to dig up some dirt, at least he succeeded in that! More like a combination sand storm and dust bowl tornado. Too bad it wasn't dirt on Hillary. Great post by Booman. Fascinating.

Anonymous said...

So the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to get Donald elected? And his demented supporters have no problem with that? They should all have their heads chopped off for colluding with a foreign government and betraying America.

Ducky's here said...

Don Jr. released some e-mails so he's being totally transparent. Glad that's over.

I'm having trouble following this. Around the time of the Republican convention when thoughts are on the presidential campaign some Russian intelligence asst took a meeting with Don Jr. promising campaign dirt on HRC but they really talked about Russian adoptions.

Do I have it correct?

I'm a little slow on this because I'm still waiting for his taxes to be released so we can find out who in the Russian mob owns his businesses.

Flying Junior said...

I believe that Donald Trump Jr. met with Natasha Fatale

Ducky's here said...

It's starting to come into focus.

From the Washington Post:

"One of Veselnitskaya’s clients, Denis Katsyv, has been lobbying hard to get the American law overturned. He is the son of senior Russian government official Pyotr Katsyv and the owner of Prevezon, under investigation by the Department of Justice for laundering millions of dollars into New York City real estate."

Whom do we know who is involved with New York real estate.