Monday, July 10, 2017

Whatever works. That was the theme to the Trump campaign, right? Win at any cost.

What should have been done is for Donald Trump, Jr. to have reported the incident to authorities to continue the investigation to his death threats. The campaign should have been completely transparent to the FBI and others regarding it's position on Russia approaching it to win the election. 

Since when is a foreign power influential at any level of American politics? There was an obvious relationship between Russia and the Trump campaign. There is no basis for that. There is a basis for reporting any and all attempts at corruption and coercion by a foreign power of an American campaign for presidency. 

No matter how I look at this, it really does smell bad. Bad enough to be treason considering the intense relationship that exists after the election.

It just doesn't make sense to me. Donald Trump, Jr. received death threats. And he is entertaining Russia for information to throw the election. Is that someone with a false sense of security? Why?

The one entity in all this that could get away with murder and has in the past is Russia. Why mess with this?

July 9, 2017
By Jo Becker, Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman

President Trump’s eldest son, (click here) Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.

The meeting was also attended by the president’s campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Mr. Manafort and Mr. Kushner recently disclosed the meeting, though not its content, in confidential government documents described to The New York Times.

The Times reported the existence of the meeting on Saturday. But in subsequent interviews, the advisers and others revealed the motivation behind it.

The meeting — at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, two weeks after Donald J. Trump clinched the Republican nomination — points to the central question in federal investigations of the Kremlin’s meddling in the presidential election: whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. The accounts of the meeting represent the first public indication that at least some in the campaign were willing to accept Russian help....