Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Russian Lawyer Speaks

"The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential campaign denied in an exclusive interview with NBC News that she had any connection to the Kremlin..."
“I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton. It was never my intention to have that,” Natalia Veselnitskaya said.

When asked how Trump Jr. seemed to have the impression that she had information about the Democratic National Committee, she responded:

“It is quite possible that maybe they were longing for such an information. They wanted it so badly that they could only hear the thought that they wanted.”

Trump Jr. has confirmed that the meeting occurred, saying in a statement to The New York Times that he attended "a short introductory meeting" with the lawyer, where the topic of conversation was primarily about adoption.

On Monday, Trump Jr. seemed to confirm that he had been offered information about Clinton or her campaign but insisted that nothing untoward in the meeting had occurred.

“Obviously I'm the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent... went nowhere but had to listen,” he tweeted, seemingly sarcastic.
UPDATE: The New York Times says it "now has the email to Donald Trump Jr. offering Russian aid to "incriminate Hillary." His reply: "If it's what you say I love it.""


edutcher said...

And, of course, it shows how evil he is, wanting some dirt on the Beast.

We all know the Left would never stoop to such things.

Lem said...

This story is moving really fast. Apparently Trump Jr released the relevant email in an effort to put out the fire and scoop the NYT. But to his detractors they are saying the email is "incriminating".

People will see what they want to see, specially when the desired outcome is not forthcoming.

chickelit said...

@NYT: Would you like fries with your nothingburger?

Leland said...

Let me know when it becomes illegal to have meetings with Russians. I know a few astronauts that will be in trouble.

Trooper York said...

This is getting funnier and funnier.

I wonder if the news media realizes how ridiculous they look.

Nah. They are going to continue down this rat hole.

Methadras said...

How would you like your nothingburger cooked?