Trump Tower transcripts give Mueller more fodder (Opinion)


And Trump Jr.’s testimony? It’s a predictable variation on the recent theme we’ve seen emerge over the past few weeks from team Trump’s explanations regarding the Stormy Daniels hush money payment: inconsistencies abound.

In the transcript from Trump Jr.’s testimony, he says, “(I)n his email to me Rob suggested that someone had official documents and information that would incriminate Hilary Clinton and her dealings with Russia and that the information would be very useful to the campaign.” The email he refers to is from Rob Goldstone, the publicist, to Trump Jr. on June 3, 2016, and that “someone” turned out to be Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who attended the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting along with Trump Jr., Paul Manafort (Donald Trump’s then-campaign manager), and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. We now know that — despite her early denials of ties to Putin — Veselnitskaya is, in fact, a Russian informant.
Remember, federal law prohibits foreign nationals, directly or indirectly, from making contributions, donations of money — or any “thing of value,” in connection with a federal election.
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