Skip to comments.Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign
Posted on 07/10/2017 8:26:15 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
WASHINGTON Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his fathers candidacy, according to three people with knowledge of the email.
The email to the younger Mr. Trump was sent by Rob Goldstone, a publicist and former British tabloid reporter who helped broker the June 2016 meeting. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Trump acknowledged that he was interested in receiving damaging information about Mrs. Clinton, but gave no indication that he thought the lawyer might have been a Kremlin proxy.
Mr. Goldstones message, as described to The New York Times by the three people, indicates that the Russian government was the source of the potentially damaging information. It does not elaborate on the wider effort by Moscow to help the Trump campaign.
There is no evidence to suggest that the promised damaging information was related to Russian government computer hacking that led to the release of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails. The meeting took place less than a week before it was widely reported that Russian hackers had infiltrated the committees servers.
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Told about the e-mail by three whole people eh? Who are they? How do they have access to Rob or Don Jr.'s email accounts?
WHO ARE THEY?
If we don't know who these three sources are, this entire article is WORTHLESS.
This whole thing is yet another nothingburger. And yet the way it's written is just so dadgum ~suggestive~, isn't it?
And the legion of NYT comments just lap. It. Up.
There are a few islands of sanity in the comments, but the vast majority are people being whipped into yet another 'TRUMP COLLUDED WITH RUSSIA, THIS IS TREASON' hysteria.
This is journalistic malpractice, and it's going to get people killed.
Already has. Unless, of course, Scalise pulls through.
Even if it’s all true, it’s still a nothing burger. To see that, just change “Russian” to “French.” Or to “German.” Or to “British.” Or to “Canadian.”
The more journalists assigned to a story, the more lies it contains.
President Trump has already stated he was not aware of the meeting and did it not attend it.
Fake news media is looking for Russians under every bed.
Same group I tweeted yesterday informing them of their foolishness....guess it didn’t work....:)
Hey, don’t you know? It’s illegal for a US citizen to talk to someone from Russia. Oh yes, if you talk to someone like tennis player Maria Sharapova then whoa! Your goose is cooked bud!
The Russian lawyer is connected to the Democrats at Fusion GPS. The “Steele Dossier” people. This won’t end well for them. Guaranteed.
If someone approached the NYT, or CNN, or the DNC, and said that they could arrange a meeting with a Russian who had damaging information about Donald Trump, they would accept in a heartbeat.
I don’t get it. What is wrong with the meeting. Nothing. Hillary took meetings from people giving her money while she was in office. Hillary took debate questions. Hillary edited articles before they were publishers and told CNN who to fact check. Hillary sent out top secret information, tampered with evidence, broke laws and lied about it. Trump listened to a Russian lawyer. Its not a crime, its not even unethical. In fact its stupid not to take the meeting. I don’t get it. Where is the news?
Article isn’t clearly written and the usual anonymous sources didn’t show the email. I’m guessing there is a lot of journalistic deception here.
This whole thing looks like a Podesta operation. They were trying to set Jr up and he fell for it. And who had lots of connections with the Russians? Podesta.
many, many words that really only translate to this: still no evidence, certainly no proof of anything . . . still nothing but the vapor allegation.
Goldstone was a former “British tabloid reporter”.
The NY Slimes must have known how that phrase would look in the story, or maybe they are so tone-death today that it passes for some sort of bizarre resume credit.
Who are the reporters of the failing NY Slimes that wrote this earth-shattering news of the century?
JO BECKER, MATT APUZZO, ADAM GOLDMAN, and MAGGIE HABERMAN
Count ‘em, four ‘Reporters’, FOUR, writing a tabloid of a tabloid.
And yesterday their controlling stockholder was pleading poverty with a hand out for US government assistance.
Let me see? A Democrat ( ? ) pays for Fusion GP to gather info from Russians supposedly against Trump, and the FBI and Democrats in Congress & the Senate use that info, and that’s perfectly OK, but Fusion GP Cons Donald jr into a meeting with a Russian and that is Collusion with the Kremlin?
Just tweeted the reporters again. “Fake News !!. You guys are the definition of insanity”.
And don’t forget: When Don jr. had this meeting, he was a US citizen with zero connection to Washington. What the treasonists are trying to infer is that it is illegal for a US citizen to talk to someone who is from Russia which is insane. If he got damaging info on Hillary, so what! As if he needed anymore in the first place. This is like me or you being in an elevator and this Russian gets on and says “Hey I heard Hillary is a lesbian”. What law is being broken? These people are nuts.
And oh course Drudge is Helping the New York Times spread their lies...he has to be called on this crap.
“It does not elaborate on the wider effort by Moscow to help the Trump campaign.”
Because there was none you morons.
Like, I would believe anything in the New York times anymore...
Agree the story is a nothingburger.
It may allow investigators to subpoena emails though, and that would mean the Russia crap won’t die for a long, long time.
That would really suck.
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