Donald Trump lies if his lips are moving. Mike Pence lies. Jeff Sessions lies. Kellyanne Conway lies. Sean Spicer lies. Sarah Huckabee Sanders lies. But the least talented of them all, Donald Trump Jr. lies right after he lies; and he gets caught.
Right after Junior confessed that he met with two Russians in Trump Tower, along with Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, and then tweeted the contents of incriminating e-mails, the truth began to rise to the light of day.
Originally Junior claimed that the discussion was about ‘adoption.’ Then he admitted that it was a meeting to learn ways to harm Hillary Clinton and help his father win a tainted election. Then he appeared on FOX Noise with one of his father’s surrogates, Sean Hannity, and told the American people that this was all of the information related to that meeting. Big, big lie.
As of today we know that there were eight individuals in the meeting; five Russians and the three member of Trump’s staff. All were current or former Russian agents. We also know that the central figure; a female Russian attorney; gave Junior a folder. This is the definition of the word ‘collusion;’ and it was with representatives of an American adversary.
Junior continues to claim that ‘nothing happened,’ but has concealed the presence of three other Russian agents.
“The meeting lasted approximately 20 to 30 minutes,” according to a statement Trump Jr. released to the media on July 9. He said it “quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information” about Clinton, and that “discussing the adoption of Russian children and … the Magnitsky Act … was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting.”
The truth is that all of this was a lie. Some information was exchanged and promises were made. Junior is many bricks short of a full load. Junior’s inability to cover his lies exacerbated the problem. He created many more questions; one of which is ‘was his father present?’ It is doubtful that Senior was not in attendance. It is a fact that he was in the residence, and his ego would prevent him from not participating in a meeting with multiple foreign agents who were offering him assistance in his goal to win the Electoral College.
In six months the Trump administration has proven to be the most corrupt in American history. It now appears that they are guilty of treason. Violating the first amendment; our right to vote, is the greatest crime against the American people any man can commit. Trump and his spawn must be evicted from the White House.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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