aside The President Knew About Son’s Chain Of 6/9/16 Meeting Related Emails Long Ago

Image result for photos of donald trump jrAs “we the people” already know, the republican President Donald Trump can’t keep track of his own lies. The following report details how the president’s two lawyers were informed about Donald Trump Jr.’s emails pertaining to the 6/9/16 controversial Trump Tower meeting,  about the third week in June 2017. There is no way that the lawyers would not have shared these emails with their boss, the president. But the president has been saying he knew nothing about all of these events until the news became public around July 8, 2017.

There is suspicion that the president knew all about this issue in June of 2016 because of an off the cuff public comments he declared around June 7, 2016, a statement — before the meeting, but after the email exchanges with Donald Jr., starting on 6/3/16. On that day, June 7, 2016, Trump promised a major address the following week that he said would describe Clinton’s “corrupt dealings” to give “favorable treatment” to foreign governments, including “the Russians.”

Image result for photos of donald trump jrHere is the rest of the story…

On July 13, 2017, Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News penned the following report, “Sources: Trump lawyers knew of Russia emails three weeks ago.”

Excerpts:

“President Trump’s legal team was informed more than three weeks ago about the email chain arranging a June 2016 meeting between his son Donald Jr. and a Kremlin-connected lawyer, two sources familiar with the handling of the matter told Yahoo News.”

“Trump told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday (6/12/17) that he learned just “a couple of days ago” that Donald Jr. had met with the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, hoping to receive information that “would incriminate Hillary” and was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” A day earlier, on Tuesday, Donald Jr. released the email exchanges himself, after learning they would be published by the New York Times.”

“Trump repeated that assertion in a talk with reporters on Air Force One on his way to Paris Wednesday night. “I only heard about it two or three days ago,” he said, according to a transcript of his talk, when asked about the meeting with Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in June 2016 attended by Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, then Trump’s campaign chief, and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.”

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“But the sources told Yahoo News that Marc Kasowitz, the president’s chief lawyer in the Russia investigation, and Alan Garten, executive vice president and chief legal officer of the Trump Organization, were both informed about the emails in the third week of June, after they were discovered by lawyers for Kushner, who is now a senior White House official.”

“The exchange apparently was initiated on June 3, 2016, when a Trump family associate, publicist Rob Goldstone, emailed Donald Jr. with an offer of something “very interesting” … “official documents and information” that “would be very useful to your father.” On June 8, 2016, Trump Jr. forwarded an email to Kushner and Manafort about the upcoming meeting with the subject line: “FW: Russia-Clinton-private & confidential.” Trump Jr. wrote back later that day, telling Goldstone “if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”

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JARED KUSHNER

“The discovery of the emails prompted Kushner to amend his security clearance form to reflect the meeting, which he had failed to report when he originally sought clearance for his White House job. That revision — his second — to the so-called SF-86, was done on June 21. Kushner made the change even though there were questions among his lawyers whether the meeting had to be reported, given that there was no clear evidence that Veselnitskaya was a government official. The change to the security form prompted the FBI to question Kushner on June 23, the second time he was interviewed by agents about his security clearance, the sources said.”

“But the information that Trump’s lawyers were told about the emails in June raises questions about why they would not have immediately informed the president. Trump’s campaign is under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion with Russian government officials. The emails appear to be the first hard evidence of contacts between top campaign officials and someone connected to the Kremlin.”

Image result for PHOTOS OF RICHARD PAINTER“Richard Painter, the former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush told Yahoo News Thursday night that he finds it “weird” and “unbelievable” that Trump’s lawyers would not have informed the president about a matter so sensitive relating to the Russia investigation. “You have a professional obligation to inform the client about information that he needs to make informed decisions,” he said. That would be especially true for a client “who feels the need to comment on every last thing in the world,” he added.”

“Pushing back the discovery of the emails to the third week in June also raises additional questions about the initial public statements made by the White House after the existence of the meeting was first reported by the New York Times on July 8. At that time, Trump, Jr. issued a public statement describing the session as a “short introductory meeting” in which the primary topic of discussion was the “adoption of Russian Children” by American families. The actual purpose of the meeting, to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton ostensibly collected by the Russian government, wasn’t mentioned in Trump’s initial statement.”

Image result for photos of jared kushner“The president himself repeatedly described the Russia investigation as “fake news” and ridiculed television networks’ reports about it. “With four months looking at Russia … under a magnifying glass, they have ‘zero tapes’ of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!” the president wrote in two tweets on June 26.”

The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia…

..under a magnifying glass, they have zero “tapes” of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!

“But questions were raised about President Trump’s account of when he learned about the meeting, in light of a statement he made on June 7, 2016 — before the meeting, but after the email exchanges with Donald Jr. On that day, Trump promised a major address the following week that he said would describe Clinton’s “corrupt dealings” to give “favorable treatment” to foreign governments, including “the Russians.”

Image result for photos of jared kushner“White House officials have said the timing of Trump’s statement was a coincidence and that his promised address about the Clintons was postponed when, a few days later, an Islamic State-inspired security guard went on a rampage at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., killing 49 people.”

“Aside from questions about the credibility of White House statements, the disclosure of the emails potentially has raised new questions about Kushner’s security clearance. He initially filed his SF-86 on Jan. 18, leaving out any mention of meetings with foreign government officials during the transition and the campaign. His lawyers have said this was inadvertent and that a member of his staff had prematurely hit the “send” button for the firm before it was completed. Within twelve hours, they have said, Kushner notified the FBI that he would make amendments and disclose his meetings with foreign officials.”

Image result for photos of jared kushner“This was followed by a revised security clearance submission on May 11 in which Kushner reported more than 100 meetings with officials from over 20 countries, including a meeting with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and another with Sergey Gorkov, head of a Russian state-owned bank.”

“The revised security clearance led to Kushner’s first FBI interview about the matter in mid-May, the sources said. The bureau is now reviewing Kushner’s second amended form following the new disclosure about his meeting with the Russian lawyer. His lawyers are confident that it won’t raise any additional problems since,  Kushner had forgotten the meeting — he was only briefly present — and had no intent to conceal it. In the meantime, he has an interim security clearance, sources said.”

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6 comments

  1. Dear Mz. Gronda,
    The depth of the collusion of the tRump team has yet to be exposed fully. It seems the second party that Goldstone mentioned in his email was an interpreter, provided by Veselnitskaya, IMO that person as a wittiness to the discussions that took place should have been at least identified. I do have concerns that this person was not simply a low level individual but very well was also a person directly involved with the Russian government. It would be absurd to suggest Don Sr. was not advised of this meeting prior to its taking place, especially since it has been established that he was present in the tower at the time this occurred, combine that with his comments in the speech it is obvious he was!
    The real problem is despite this and any other knowledge that is gained, it appears that the GOPTP controlled congress does not intend to take any meaningful action.

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      it looks like you are on the right path with your information. As to the GOPTP, at some point they will have to face the reality that there is a Russian asset living in the White House.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • Dear Mz. Gronda,
        Now perhaps you see why when I first posted about the emails the mention of two people immediately caused a red flag in my puny little brain! IMO, while there perhaps were more people in the room, up to and including Donald Sr., I do not think Goldstone was one of them. I am more inclined to think he is being said to have been in the room as a red herring to confirm Donnie Jr. story of nothing of importance coming up! Would you like to make a bet that Bannon was not one of the people in the room?

  2. What a convenient memory this entire bunch has … Kushner did not forget about that meeting, and DDT was aware of the meeting as it happened … I would bet money! Thanks for the info!!!
    Hugs!!!

      • Quite so. I’m not sure even his most loyal supporters actually believe it, but they will play along for their own reasons. You notice that people like Kellyanne and Sean Spicer always seem to look a bit ill? Perhaps it is the garbage they have to spin every day!
        Hugs!!!

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