Donald Trump Jr., Kushner and Manafort met with Russian lawyer for dirt on Clinton! 

Donald Trump Jr., Kushner and Manafort met with Russian lawyer for dirt on Clinton!

President Trump’s eldest son, 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 his 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.  More on this developing story from the New York Times here.

Donald Trump Jr., Kushner and Manafort met with Russian lawyer for dirt on Clinton!

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Memorable Notable Tweet: FLASHBACK: Mike Pence January 2017


FLASHBACK: Mike Pence January 2017

Q.  Did any Trump campaign member have contact with Russians?

Pence: “Of course not.”

Follow this Tweet here.

And now we know they did, and the #TrumpRussia story is still unfolding at the time of this posting. Did Vice President Mike Pence lie or was he mislead or was it something else?  What’s really going on in the Trump administration?

Sessions involved hosting dinners where Russian lobbyist attended after testifying he had no contacts with Russian lobbyists while involved with Trump campaign!

Sessions involved hosting dinners where Russian lobbyist attended after testifying he had no contacts with Russian lobbyists while involved with Trump campaign!

Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions. Richard Burt contradicts Jeff Sessions’ testimony that he didn’t believe he had contacts with lobbyists working for Russian interests during Trump’s campaign. 

“I did attend two dinners with groups of former Republican foreign policy officials and Senator Sessions,” 

Richard Burt said.

Asked whether Sessions was unfamiliar with Burt’s role as a lobbyist for Russian interests – a fact that is disclosed in public records – or had any reason to be confused about the issue, Burt told the Guardian that he did not know.

Several media reports published before Trump’s election in November noted that Burt advised then candidate Trump on his first major foreign policy speech, a role that brought him into contact with Sessions personally.  More from The Guardian here. 

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