Thursday, July 13, 2017

Leaky, Leaky

Trump has said at least twice that he only heard about Junrior's infamous meeting a couple (or a few) days ago.
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.

Now I know what prompted the recent tweet that told us not to believe things that the "fake news" attributes to "sources".

And why Kasowitz is so out of sorts.

Still, I feel quite confident that Trump knew about the meeting before it happened.

And I love this:
On June 8, 2016, Trump Jr. had forwarded an email to Kushner and Manafort about the upcoming meeting with the subject line: “FW: Russia-Clinton-private & confidential.”
In the subject line!
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 Veselntiskya 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.
The feds have Kushner over a barrel.
[T]he information that Trump’s lawyers were told about the emails in June raises questions about why they would not have immediately informed the president.
Dude, here's what happened: Trump and his lawyers already knew. Or if his lawyers didn't already know, they didn't "inform" the president, they asked him, "What the fuck.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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