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Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:20 PM

Donald Trump Jr.'s stunningly incriminating statement to the New York Times

Trump Jr.'s statement in response to the NY Times story is actually worse then the story he was responding to, because Trump Jr. is saying that he went to meet with the Russians with the expectation that they would provide the Trump campaign with information on Hillary Clinton. From his perspective, he was looking to collude. His defense is that his collusion was not all that helpful. Amazing.

Right now, the Trump family has put Julius And Ethel Rosenberg to shame in terms of colluding with the Russians.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Donald-Trump-Jr-s-stunningly-incriminating-11276217.php

"In a statement on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. said he had met with the Russian lawyer at the request of an acquaintance. 'After pleasantries were exchanged,' he said, 'the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information.'

"He said she then turned the conversation to adoption of Russian children and the Magnitsky Act, an American law that blacklists suspected Russian human rights abusers. The law so enraged President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia that he retaliated by halting American adoptions of Russian children.

"'It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting,' Mr. Trump said.

Read that last part again: "the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting." Trump Jr. confirmed that he went into the meeting expecting to receive information from the Russian lawyer that could hurt Clinton. That is a breathtaking admission.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:43 PM

1. K&R

Well put.


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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:45 PM

2. Amazing, the entire family is moronic.

Not a non-idiot in the bunch. What are the odds?

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:49 PM

4. Apparently the Trumps all think they are above the law.

That's the only explanation for their flaunting.

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Response to Rollo (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:52 PM

5. Well, sure, but they seem to be downright stupid, too. nt

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Response to Rollo (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:12 AM

8. But, they are

Above the law - unless and until the Republicans in Congress are willing to act!

Makes me sick.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 01:40 AM

13. They've all been above the law since birth.

They live in the golden bubble of billionaire law which says, don't worry about legality. You can always buy your way out of any mess. You are free to do whatever you want.

But it's kind of true even here. Until Trump's popularity among Republicans drops into the low 30's he will remain immune from any consequences.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 09:07 AM

18. Very true Kablooie

But you know that the Red Congress would be attacking any Dem who was trying to get away with this. The best justice money can buy.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:48 PM

3. The Trumps must be the sleaziest family to achieve great wealth in America...

From Grandpa Trump's making his fortune pimping in the Yukon, to Daddy Trump's serial violations of the Fair Housing Act, to the fool in the White House who it is becoming increasingly clear colluded with the Russians to meddle in our election, there really is no comparison.

Even Joe Kennedy Sr.'s rum running and securities manipulations pale next to the Trump family disgraces.

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Response to Rollo (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:11 AM

7. Knocked the BFEE OUT of first place? The Bush family, pretty sleazy.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:02 AM

6. A block

Off the old block head.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:14 AM

9. Sounds like he knows he's been nailed by Mueller, and now...

he's just, ineptly, attempting public damage control.

Excellent.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:20 AM

10. Affluenza. Theyve gotten away with so many criminal acts they think they're above it.

They have no idea this is a different ballgame

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:40 AM

11. Holy crap

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 01:12 AM

12. and they are supposed to be the smart ones..

waiting for the R's to grow a spine and do their job.........

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 05:02 AM

14. Where's Paul Ryan? He can fix this in a jiffy.

Lil Junior doesn't know what he was doing

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 05:39 AM

15. Between the lines, this actually sounds like an opening to a quid pro quo

"I have information that might be damaging to your opponent and could help T win the presidency."

Vague teaser of the hack.

"We need more details."

"Well, the current administration has this criminal case and Magnitsky Act in place that are a real thorn in my client's side. We cannot even have our poor children adopted in America."

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 05:43 AM

16. Why would he incriminate himself? Only to divert attention away from something even worse.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 07:12 AM

17. The Dumb is strong in that one...

Clearly proving that the Jr doesn't fall far from the Tree...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 09:25 AM

19. Because of their Manafort connections in the Trump camp, Russians

knew they had a market for the Hillary info they were shopping. It's as plain as day.

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