DONALD TRUMP JR. TOLD RUSSIAN LAWYER 'IF WE COME TO POWER' AN ANTI-RUSSIA LAW WOULD BE RECONSIDERED
BY LINLEY SANDERS at Newsweek
The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. to provide political dirt on Democrats during the 2016 election said the president's son offered a change in U.S. law "if we come to power," but the Trump team promptly lost interest when the lawyer could not provide information incriminating Hillary Clinton.
Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya broke her silence Monday in an interview reported by Bloomberg, saying she sent a four-page memo to the Trump team before the June 9 meeting revealing that the Ziff brothers, wealthy Democratic donors, allegedly evaded paying U.S. taxes on Russian investments. Trump Jr. was very interested in that detail, but only if it related to Clinton, his father's 2016 rival.
During the meeting, Trump Jr. pushed one question: This money the Ziffs got from Russia, do you have any financial documents showing that this money went to Clintons campaign? he asked, according to Veselnitskaya. When she admitted there was no proof, the meeting "quickly fell apart" as the Trump team lost interest. Trump Jr. called it a waste of 20 minutes. Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, left the meeting, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort apparently fell asleep.
For her part, Veselnitskaya said the meeting had commenced with high hopes. She began by raising the issue of the Obama-era sanctions against the Russians, known as the Magnitsky Act. With the hint that Veselnitskaya would provide dirt on Clinton, Trump Jr. promised to revisit the sanctions.
Everything is transactional to them, and nothing comes for free (unless you can stiff the other party and face no consequences). I'm sure Uday was being a bit of a braggart, but I'm sure he didn't think twice about whether such a trade would be a problem.
The Trump family almost makes the Palin family look normal.
She just threw Junior under the bus, and is backing up to run him over.
We know Jr and the rest are as dirty as if they had been rolling in a pigstye, but truth will come from them being squeezed by Mueller, and not from voluntary or even sworn statements by members of the Russian intelligence community.
She got the Kompromat she wanted, bigly.
Mr Mueller, squeeze away, and make it good to the last drop.
Just who do these creatures think they are?
You cheated your way to a bogus electoral victory, you sniveling little pipsqueak.
If we give you a big bag of money, will you take your ill-mannered clan and go some place far, far away?
What an arrogant, stupid little turd!
This is newsweek, not a blog, so, gop has to vote up or down for treason.
Start yelling, Al, Nancy and Chuck. Start yelling.