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Goldstone regrets setting up Trump Tower meeting with Russians
The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Brett Samuels

Posted on 09/24/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

British publicist Rob Goldstone in an interview published Monday said that members of the Trump campaign who attended a meeting he facilitated between them and a Russian lawyer should have known the gathering was improper.

"People have said to me, 'Shouldn't I have known?' Well, shouldn't they have known? I know nothing about politics, I set up a meeting. Shouldn't they have known?" Goldstone told NBC News.

When asked whether he regrets his role in the meeting, Goldstone said he did and wished he had not set it up.

“I regret not listening to the little voice in my head,” Goldstone said. “The same one that made me say to [his client, Russian pop star] Emin, ‘No good can come from this and this is a bad idea.’ ”

Goldstone acknowledged to the news outlet that he conveyed a "dirty offer" to members of the Trump campaign when discussing the possible June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, but noted that the damaging information that was promised on Hillary Clinton "didn't materialize."

The publicist told NBC News that he believes its possible the meeting may have been a set-up by Russian intelligence officials.

"I'm willing to believe that I don't know who wanted this meeting," Goldstone said.

The Trump Tower meeting has become a flashpoint in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Goldstone says he discussed the details of the meeting with Mueller in March. He also told NBC that he discussed his time with Trump during a Moscow visit in 2013.

President Trump admitted on Twitter last month that the meeting was intended to gather information on Clinton, despite his son's previous claims that it was focused on Russian adoption policy related to American sanctions.

Donald Trump Jr., who welcomed the offer of the meeting and later attended it, has downplayed its significance and called it a "waste of time."

The president has denied he had any advance knowledge that the meeting was taking place.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 201606; fusiongps; goldstone; hillaryclinton; publicist; robgoldstone; russia; trump; trumprussia; trumptower; trumptowermeeting

1 posted on 09/24/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

So Republicans meeting with foreigners for dirt on Hillary bad?

Democrats meeting with foreigners for dirt on Trump good?


2 posted on 09/24/2018 6:59:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, those are “The Rules”


3 posted on 09/24/2018 7:00:41 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Moderates/Independents/Non-voters" Are DIMS REALLY who you'd want BACK in POWER?)
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To: BenLurkin

“...should have known the gathering was improper. “

I have heard that it was “improper” and “illegal” before. But I don’t understand why it was either. Help!!


4 posted on 09/24/2018 7:03:20 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Was he paid? By who?


5 posted on 09/24/2018 7:04:38 AM PDT by dila813 (Voting for Trump to Punish Trumpets!)
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To: yesthatjallen

I want to know who set up the Tarmac meeting between Bill and Loretta. And what they really discussed.


6 posted on 09/24/2018 7:06:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: yesthatjallen
BS article.

The publicist told NBC News that he believes its possible the meeting may have been a set-up by Russian intelligence officials.

President Trump admitted on Twitter last month that the meeting was intended to gather information on Clinton, despite his son's previous claims that it was focused on Russian adoption policy related to American sanctions.

The British "publicist" is playing CYA.

7 posted on 09/24/2018 7:06:44 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: elpadre

It was neither PERIOD!


8 posted on 09/24/2018 7:07:03 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: yesthatjallen

It wasn’t improper.


9 posted on 09/24/2018 7:07:29 AM PDT by jimfree (My18 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: Texas Fossil
The British "publicist" is playing CYA.

Not only CYA but he's planting the idea meeting foreigners was illegal and he's really, really sorry.

10 posted on 09/24/2018 7:12:14 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“”””””””’I want to know who set up the Tarmac meeting between Bill and Loretta. And what they really discussed.””””””””””””

They discussed grandkids and golf. Loretta doesn’t have any grandkids and doesn’t play golf. But you are definitely a racist for asking about it.


11 posted on 09/24/2018 7:13:15 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: yesthatjallen

” members of the Trump campaign who attended a meeting he facilitated between them and a Russian lawyer should have known the gathering was improper.”

Nothing at all improper about it. You can meet foreigners all day long who claim to have dirt. What you may not do is spend campaign funds on foreigners to perform services, especially when you do not report it. Like Hillary did with Fusion and Steele and British and Aussie intelligence.

But nice try.


12 posted on 09/24/2018 7:25:17 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: yesthatjallen

The sole purpose of this meeting set up by Fusion was so that the FBI could then use it as FISA evidence so they could completely wiretap Trump tower calls.

And that is still being hidden from us.


13 posted on 09/24/2018 7:27:10 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Texas Fossil

Not easy with an ass of that size.


14 posted on 09/24/2018 7:53:12 AM PDT by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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To: yesthatjallen

He is only sorry that blowback is possibly coming.


15 posted on 09/24/2018 7:58:27 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Lisbon1940

Wonder if he brays Hee Haww too?


16 posted on 09/24/2018 8:03:14 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: yesthatjallen

No, he was listening to that little voice in his head that was coming straight from Soros.


17 posted on 09/24/2018 8:56:58 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: Texas Fossil

Yep, it is a feint to distract from the real culprit:

... if you really want to get to the truth behind the Trump Tower meeting, Fusion GPS and the Clinton campaign are all over it, and probably behind it.
The group that organized the meeting with Trump advisers and the Russian lawyers was the same Democratic group Fusion GPS that was behind the discredited Trump dossier.
According to Senate testimony Russian lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin told the Senate Judiciary Committee he knew Hillary Clinton and had contacts with her associates.
Russian lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin received half-a-million dollars in suspicious payments before and after the Trump Tower meetings.-—
Russian Lobbyist Tied to Hillary at Infamous Trump Tower Meeting Received $500k
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2-4-19


18 posted on 02/05/2019 8:37:28 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: piasa

Agree.


19 posted on 02/05/2019 9:42:38 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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