Are Trump’s Political Waters Getting Hotter?…

I suppose this could be called Breaking News, but, is it really? It sure doesn’t help the Trump case regarding the alleged Russian Trump connection that’s for sure. It does however lend more credence to the story on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

abc NEWS – Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner met with a Russian lawyer who has connections to the Kremlin last spring, just after candidate Donald Trump had clinched the Republican nomination for the presidency, ABC News has confirmed.

According to a report first published Saturday by the New York Times citing confidential government records that were described to the newspaper, the meeting took place at Trump Tower between Trump Jr., Kushner and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian attorney, on June 9, 2016.

A source familiar with this meeting confirms to ABC News that Trump Jr. and Kushner did indeed meet with Veselnitskaya. The source said the campaign was not discussed; it is unclear at this time what was in fact discussed at the 2016 meeting. This same source described the Times report as accurate. The Times reports that the meeting was also attended by Paul Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign chairman at the time.

This is the first confirmation of a meeting between members of Trump’s family and Russians during his campaign for the presidency.


The meeting was only disclosed by Kushner recently, when the senior White House aide re-submitted a form necessary for his security clearance. Kushner’s attorney Jamie Gorelick released a statement on Saturday regarding the revelation, explaining that the form was originally submitted before it should have been.


Veselnitskaya is best known for her work against the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 bill that blocks certain Russian officials’ entrance to the U.S. and their use of the U.S. banking system.

The Magnitsky Act was largely a response to the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009. Magnitsky was killed by Russian police after he uncovered a huge tax fraud scheme linked to the top levels of the Russian state. The act serves as a blacklist that targets Russian officials involved in the murder and its cover-up.

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Les Carpenter

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4 thoughts on “Are Trump’s Political Waters Getting Hotter?…”

  1. I guess it is still breaking news at least for July 9, 2017. According to more recent reports, Donnie admitted this important tidbit.

    “After pleasantries were exchanged, the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton,”

    So to me personally, that explains the outlandish notion that it was actually Hillary and not Trump whose connections to Russian political intrigue needed to be investigated. I could never understand where that came from. It seemed so childish. Like, “I know you are but what am I?”


  2. The wingnuts can’t handle the truth: The Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to win the presidency. They worked with a foreign country hostile to the United States of America. People like Thersities and his ilk will justify treason because Trump is part of their tribe. SAD!

    They are the rot in this country.


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