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applegrove

(117,615 posts)
Mon Nov 6, 2017, 05:38 PM Nov 2017

DONALD TRUMP JR. TOLD RUSSIAN LAWYER 'IF WE COME TO POWER' AN ANTI-RUSSIA LAW WOULD BE RECONSIDERED

BY LINLEY SANDERS at Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-jr-told-russian-lawyer-if-we-come-power-anti-russia-law-702516

"SNIP...........


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 Clinton’s 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.

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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.

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DONALD TRUMP JR. TOLD RUSSIAN LAWYER 'IF WE COME TO POWER' AN ANTI-RUSSIA LAW WOULD BE RECONSIDERED (Original Post) applegrove Nov 2017 OP
Quid pro quo? guillaumeb Nov 2017 #1
Everything is quid pro quo with this crew. Bleacher Creature Nov 2017 #2
Agreed. It is all about the con and the money. guillaumeb Nov 2017 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author Clarity2 Nov 2017 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author Chasstev365 Nov 2017 #7
That IS a crime! Chasstev365 Nov 2017 #5
Jared is the Milo Minderbinder of our new international age delisen Nov 2017 #6
U.S. interests treestar Nov 2017 #8
That's her story, and as a Putin-creature what is her motivation to tell the unvarnished truth? Zero Hekate Nov 2017 #9
"Come to power"? Cracklin Charlie Nov 2017 #10
Right, and what is with this "we" shit? Does he really think he gets to rule by proxy? smirkymonkey Nov 2017 #12
The offer is the crime, regardless of the results. lindysalsagal Nov 2017 #11

Bleacher Creature

(11,217 posts)
2. Everything is quid pro quo with this crew.
Mon Nov 6, 2017, 05:48 PM
Nov 2017

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.

guillaumeb

(42,641 posts)
4. Agreed. It is all about the con and the money.
Mon Nov 6, 2017, 05:52 PM
Nov 2017

The Trump family almost makes the Palin family look normal.

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Response to Clarity2 (Reply #3)

Hekate

(89,705 posts)
9. That's her story, and as a Putin-creature what is her motivation to tell the unvarnished truth? Zero
Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:03 PM
Nov 2017

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.

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
10. "Come to power"?
Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:17 PM
Nov 2017

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?

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
12. Right, and what is with this "we" shit? Does he really think he gets to rule by proxy?
Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:58 PM
Nov 2017

What an arrogant, stupid little turd!

lindysalsagal

(20,206 posts)
11. The offer is the crime, regardless of the results.
Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:43 PM
Nov 2017

This is newsweek, not a blog, so, gop has to vote up or down for treason.

Start yelling, Al, Nancy and Chuck. Start yelling.

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