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News that Don Jr's phone calls ahead of Trump Tower meeting weren't to his father doesn't change key damning facts: He had the meeting. He told Russians sent by the Kremlin to subvert our election—in Russia's interests—the campaign was game for that & more cnn.com/2019/01/31/pol…
Key damning facts about the Trump Tower meeting w/ Kremlin agents:
—campaign had meeting
—hid it
—lied about its subject (sanctions)
The June meeting told Russia loud & clear that Trump was their guy. Within days, the Kremlin launched its election attack. medium.com/@PaulaChertok/…
We didn't even know of Don Jr's calls when we first learned about the Trump Tower Meeting. I argued back in 2017 that the meeting was earth-shattering on its face. I also showed how Trump's & Russia's propaganda efforts aligned in framing it as insignificant—mere nothingburger🍔
So Don Jr didn't call dad before the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russians. He called 2 powerful Trump friends & early campaign supporters, including Howard Lorber, a real estate developer who toured Moscow w/ Trump exploring a deal in Russia in 1990s sandhillsexpress.com/abc_politics/b…
Why would Don Jr call Lorber, a Trump and RNC donor, upon learning he might get dirt on Hillary from Russians? Was he feeling confidant? Asking for more money? Remember, Trump was such a long shot, a sure loser at that point in June 2016. I'd want to know about those calls.
Phone call w/ Jr or not, Trump had to have known about the June Trump Tower meeting. After it was set, he announced he had new Clinton info, foreshadowing Russia's dump—not unlike Roger Stone did. The infamous "Russia if you're listening" was inpatient Trump's open direct appeal.
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