Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Junior's Defense on Fox

Depending on how he said it, this could be a literally true statement.  It does not mean his father did not know about it.

In retrospect, maybe he would have done things differently.

That's the message from Donald Trump Jr. following revelations that he met with a Russian lawyer with hopes of obtaining compromising information on his Hillary Clinton.

Assuming he knew then what he knows now, there's no "maybe" to it.
The president's oldest son is responding to the news in an interview with Fox News Channel personality Sean Hannity.


Donald Trump Jr. says he never told his father about a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer who promised him compromising information on rival Hillary Clinton.

The president's oldest son tells Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity that, "It was just a nothing. There was nothing to tell."
He still thinks it matters if he didn't get the information he was hoping for. And we don't know that he didn't. We do know that  two days before the meeting, but after the exchange of emails setting up the meeting, Trump Sr promised on the campaign trail something juicy and interesting about Hillary Clinton.
The person who arranged the meeting had told Trump Jr. that the lawyer had compromising information that was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."

Trump Jr. tells Hannity that he thought the information could prove useful.


He says that no useful information was shared and that the meeting ended up being a waste of time.
Sounds like he's a dumb as he looks and just admitted again that he was looking for something from the Russians that would help Trump's campaign.
He says: "Someone sent me an email. I can't help what someone sends me," adding: "I read it, I responded accordingly."
Yep. Plain stupid.

Jesus. I thought this fool hired a lawyer. Either his lawyer is also a fool, or Junior is a chip off the old block when it comes to taking advice.  Or both.

Did Fox News turn on him? Could Sean Hannity not control the fool's running at the mouth? Is the Trump cabal hanging him out to dry and Fox News has been enlisted to help?

Looks like Kushner and Manafort would be eager to shut him up, since they were also there. Is the Trump cabal turning out to be Trump, Stone and Bannon and they're willing to cut Kushner, Manafort and Junior all loose? Is this serious palace intrigue?

It's hard to make any sense of this without concluding that the whole lot of them are as dumb as a bag of rocks. But maybe Kushner and Manafort simply can't do anything about Junior.
"It was just a nothing. There was nothing to tell," he told Hannity. " I wouldn’t have even remembered it until you started scouring through this stuff."

I would say "nice try, Junior" except it's not.  It's actually a very lame, completely unbelievable, one.
In a campaign where things were going "a million miles per hour," Trump Jr. said he did not think about the ramifications of possibly dealing with a foreign government about a domestic election.
  USA Today
Now, that would be a better try, except it doesn't jibe with the fact that he lied twice in response to the series of New York Times articles, until he was trapped with the fact that by their third story, he found out they were going to publish the damning emails.  I don't see how, "Gee I wasn't thinking" is going to help him.  When he forwarded the emails to Kushner and Manafort, were things going so fast for them that they didn't think about the ramifications, too?  Then why did they both fail to report their presence at this meeting on official forms asking if they'd ever met with foreign agents? Both were recently forced to correct that omission.
Members of congressional committees that are investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russians who hacked into the 2016 election say they want to talk to Trump Jr. about the Veselnitskaya meeting. The president's namesake may also be pulled into the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Oh, I'd say there's about a 100% chance of that.

At last, Hannity asked what Trump Jr would have done if the meeting had produced any illegal or compromising information, anything amounting to collusion. He answered: “100% I would bring it to the proper authorities. There’s nothing that I would do to ever endanger this country.”
Right.  If he'd gotten the information he thought he was getting (and would "love" - especially if it came out in late summer), he'd have brought it to the "proper authorites".
"It was literally just a wasted 20 minutes, which was a shame," Trump Jr. said.

  Business Insider
"A shame." He was really looking forward to getting something from the Russians. Boy's got a mouth way too big for his own good.

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