Donald Trump Jr. just came out with a statement as to why he went to meet with the Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign, and his excuse makes him look just as ridiculous as his father.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other top aides involved in the Trump campaign have been accused of having shady dealings with Russia during the 2016 election.
Because of these allegations, a probe has been launched to look into whether there was collusion between these aides and Russian intelligence agencies that tried to damage Hillary Clinton’s reputation during a crucial time in the election process.
The FBI is also trying to figure out just how much contact those in the Trump campaign may have had with the Russian ambassador.
Information has also recently come out that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election after being promised information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.
Interestingly enough, however, the lawyer that Trump Jr. met with has denied possessing any such information, let alone promising to disclose anything.
“I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton,” Natalia Veselnitskaya told the media. “It was never my intention to have that.”
When asked why Trump’s campaign would have thought that, Veselnitskaya went on to say, “It is quite possible that maybe they were longing for such an information. They wanted it so badly that they could only hear the thought that they wanted.”
President Trump is claiming innocence over the email ordeal, claiming that he didn’t know what had transpired until after his son, Trump Jr., released his emails publically.
“The president was not aware and did not attend this meeting,” someone in Trump’s camp said. “And was only made aware of the email, then this chain of emails, which he only saw yesterday as it was released, he was made aware of it just, in the last– really, very, very recently, by his lawyers.”
Details as to how Veselnitskaya got into the country have just released, and they make this whole mess even more confusing.
It seems the Russian lawyer was admitted into the country by the Department of Justice under “extraordinary circumstances,” after which she started a lobbying campaign that eventually caught Donald Trump’s son, Trump Jr.
President Trump's lawyer later made a claim that since Donald Trump Jr. was under the protection of the Secret Service, anyone he met with would be closely scrutinized. If the Russian lawyer was considered “nefarious,” he claimed that the meeting would never have been able to take place.
There's only one problem with that, however, the Secret Service says Trump Jr. wasn't under their protection at the time.
“Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time,” Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman stated on Sunday.
What's Happening Now:
While being questioned by Senate investigators, Donald Trump Jr. said he agreed to go to a meeting with the Russian lawyer after being told he would be supplied with damaging information about Hillary Clinton's “fitness.”
“To the extent they had information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate, I believed that I should at least hear them out,” he said. “Depending on what, if any, information they had, I could then consult with counsel to make an informed decision as to whether to give it further consideration.”
Huh, that's pretty different than what they initially claimed, which was that they “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children.”
If their lies are this bad, the Trumps must have an absolutely terrible lawyer.