Trump Jr, Moron, Met W/ Russian Lawyer After Being Offered Dirt On Clinton

Donald Trump Jr attended a meeting with a lawyer connected to the Russian government after being told she had compromising info on Hillary Clinton, The New York Times reports. 

Citing three White House staff with knowledge of the meeting, the meeting between Trump Jr and Natalia Veselnitskaya was organised under the assumption she had dirt on Clinton, with the inference that information was shadily provided by the Russian government.
The meeting took place well before Donald Trump’s general election victory over Clinton, meaning his camp still had a lot to gain by outing material detrimental to her campaign. All of this is to say that if Veselnitskaya did hand over such information, it’d look an awful lot like collusion with a foreign power to influence the election.
When the meeting – but not its apparent purpose – was revealed yesterday, Trump Jr released a statement saying they discussed restrictions the Russian government placed on the American adoption of Russian children. No mention was made of information regarding Clinton.
However, a newer statement now claims “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.”
Trump Jr now says Veselnitskaya’s promise of information was merely used as “a pretext for the meeting” about the adoption issue. That’s a considerable piece of information to leave out of his first statement on the issue, and suggests he really did want that damaging intel.
Again, that’d look mighty bad in the eyes of the law, and old mate is freely admitting this shit. Wild.
Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law and a senior adviser to the President, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, were also in attendance. 
You can bet this one will come under the purview of the massive investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. Watch this space.
Source: The New York Times.
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