Liberals and the mainstream media cannot seem to let go the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative, despite their lack of proof going all the way back to 2016.
As the frenzy over Russians hacking the election for Trump remains in full swing, liberals are looking for anything to prove their wild claims. Trump Jr. released the string of emails between him and a Russian lawyer via Twitter, proving he had nothing to hide. (via The Hill)
An intermediary for the lawyer, Rob Goldstone, contacted Trump Jr. during the 2016 presidential campaign. The email claimed he was in contact with a lawyer that had information that, “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.”
Obviously interested, Trump Jr. agreed to a meeting, saying, “If it’s what you say I love it.” He forwarded the email chain to Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman. The three agreed to meet with the lawyer.
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer, appeared for the meeting at Trump Tower, but instead of having damaging evidence on Hillary, it turned out she was there for an entirely different purpose: to discuss complicated matters related to the Magnitsky Act.
The Magnitsky Act created under the Obama administration acts as a type of blacklist on anyone in Russia determined to be in violation of human rights. The act was created after the mysterious death of a lawyer in a Russian prison, for whom the act is named.
President Putin was so upset with the policy that he enacted the Dima Yakovlev Law, which prevents U.S. citizens from adopting Russian babies in response.
About the meeting, Trump Jr. said, “It was a short introductory meeting…We primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children that was active and popular with American families years ago and was since ended by the Russian government, but it was not a campaign issue at the time and there was no follow up.”
When the details of the meeting were initially released, liberals jumped on what they assumed was proof of their claims that Trump collaborated with the Russian government to win the election. As they launched their attack, Trump Jr. released the entire chain of emails online and gave the full details of the meeting, proving there was nothing to hide and no proof of collusion with Russia.
In a statement, Trump Jr. clarified the innocence of the meeting, saying, “The woman, as she has said publicly, was not a government official. And as we have said, she had no information to provide and wanted to talk about adoption policy and the Magnitsky Act.”
Democrats are still jumping on the story and have whipped up a media frenzy that the meeting supposedly proved their claims and was evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy. Trump Jr. released a tweet mocking their obsession, “Media & Dems are extremely invested in the Russia story. If this nonsense meeting is all they have after a yr, I understand the desperation!”
Despite Donald Trump Jr. having no official role in his father’s administration or campaign, or that the meeting did not benefit Trump’s election in anyway, liberals are still worked up over it. It seems that Trump Jr. was right — that liberals and Democrats are hungry for anything to fuel their propaganda machine, even if it turns out to be nothing.