It appears that _____ knew about Junior’s meeting with the Russians a bit before he admitted to, because, during the G20 summit in Germany, _____’s advisors planned a way to respond to the news that Junior had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.
Really? So this mob family lied ... again?
But this is where it gets rich, because _____ and his advisors decided that Junior should release a statement in an effort to be transparent and truthful in case, you know, more details emerged that would make the whole bunch look like traitors.
But _____ changed the plan because his ego decided that he and only he could, and should fix the problem. And so, on the flight home from Germany, _____ personally dictated the statement about Junior and the Russians—it sounds like a cartoon and I’m picturing squirrels—to discuss “a program about the adoption of Russian children.”
Daddy’s statement, issued to the New York Times as the Times was preparing its article, tried to play off the meeting as nothing much and “not a campaign issue at the time.”
That later proved to be a lie because, over the next three days, multiple differing accounts of the meeting came out, and Junior, trying to be transparent after the fact finally admitted that he had accepted the meeting because he was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government plot to help Daddy win the election.
And so now that we know that Daddy wrote the statement some of his advisors fear that _____, Junior, Kushner and others could be in legal jeopardy.
Could be? It certainly looks like some kind of cover-up since Daddy decided not to listen to anyone and draft his own statement on what happened ... even though he continues to allege he wasn’t at the meeting, didn’t know about the meeting, and the only Russians he ever met were Putin, and they just spooned, and the hookers who peed on him.
Okay, maybe, maybe, those last two are not entirely accurate.
The _____ team is running scared because now someone can claim _____ is the one who attempted to mislead.
Uh ... cuz he did.
Now, to be fair, and I’ll be fair even to ____, misleading—and that’s a polite word for lying—isn’t a crime, but it will make Mueller’s team did a little deeper, a little longer, and a little harder into this whole Russian mess.
And, for me, that’s a good thing.