Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Mooch Says Junior Got Bad Advice

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday said Donald Trump Jr. “got bad advice” about how to handle the fallout and questions surrounding his meeting with a Russian lawyer after he was promised compromising information about Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian state effort to aid his father’s campaign.


He criticized Trump Jr.’s response “from a communications and strategy perspective.”

“I think Donald Trump Jr. got bad advice,” Scaramucci said. “They told him to put out a small statement.”

Wait a minute....that advice came from Trump.  Does the Mooch not know this?
As Air Force One jetted back from Europe on Saturday, a small cadre of Mr. Trump’s advisers huddled in a cabin helping to craft a statement for the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., to give to The New York Times explaining why he met last summer with a lawyer connected to the Russian government. Participants on the plane and back in the United States debated how transparent to be in the statement, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Ultimately, the people said, the president signed off on a statement from Donald Trump Jr. for The Times that was so incomplete that it required day after day of follow-up statements, each more revealing than the last.

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

UPDATE 8/1/17:  Leaked: Trump dictated the first Junior response.

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