Apparently Donald Trump Jr. has the nickname of "Fredo" amongst Trump campaign staff, referring to the incompetent son of mob boss, Vito Corleone, in the movie “The Godfather”. Even amongst the low standards of ethics and wisdom of the Trump world Trump Jr. seems to set a low bar. Recent revelations show that he took a meeting with a Russian operative on the promise that he would receive damaging opposition research from the Russians. Remember that Russia is a hostile foreign power whose boss, Putin, is dedicated to weakening America any way that he can.
This is direct evidence that:
· Russia was interfering in our American elections
· Russia was interfering so as to defeat Clinton and elect Trump
· the Trump campaign was willing to work with the hostile foreign power, Russia, to defeat Clinton.
Smoking gun. Conspiracy. Perhaps treason.
Here are quotes from the article:
"The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with opposition research on Hillary Clinton.
The documents “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” read the email, written by a trusted intermediary, who added, “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
If the future president’s elder son was surprised or disturbed by the provenance of the promised material — or the notion that it was part of a continuing effort by the Russian government to aid his father’s campaign — he gave no indication.
He replied within minutes: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”
Donald Trump Jr. agreed, adding that he would most likely bring along “Paul Manafort (campaign boss)” and “my brother-in-law,” Jared Kushner, now one of the president’s closest White House advisers.
On June 9, the Russian lawyer was sitting in the younger Mr. Trump’s office on the 25th floor of Trump Tower, just one level below the office of the future president."
So, what should Jr, and (Manafort and Kushner) have done? Inform the FBI! This is a serious crime against our very democracy itself.
"When Gore campaign was sent Bush debate brief book, they called FBI. If foreign interests offer you info on former SOS, you call the FBI.
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) July 10, 2017"
It has never been much of a mystery why Trump has been trying to stop the investigation into conspiracy between the Trump campaign and hostile foreign power of Russia. Just win baby? Even if it takes an act of treason to do so? Well, let’s hope that these remarkably corrupt people do not get away with it.