Trump Tower Meeting Shows No "Collusion"

Nov 21, 2017
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Indeed, everything about the meeting demonstrates that, as of June 2016, the Trump campaign had no relationship with the Russian government. According to the Times report itself, a British entertainment publicity agent named Rob Goldstone, an acquaintance of Donald Trump Jr., sent him an email message that a Russian lawyer with Kremlin connections had negative information about Hillary Clinton and wanted to set up a meeting. Trump Jr. replied, in part, “if it’s what you say I love it.”

What is significant about this exchange is not Trump Jr.’s response but the fact that Goldstone, according to the Times, was writing on behalf of the father of a Russian pop star (apparently another acquaintance of Trump Jr.) who had heard from the “Crown prosecutor” of Russia (a nonexistent office) that the Russian government had documents that would “incriminate” Clinton.

This kind of introduction itself demonstrates that there had been no previous contact between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. If any prior contact had occurred, there would have been no need to use a third-hand intermediary to set up a meeting.

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