It’s not all the media’s cracking it up to be…yet.
As the media explode with rumors and innuendo regarding an apparent meeting between Donald Trump Jr., then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Russian-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, it’s become clear that the Left sees the story as the lighting of the fuse that will blow up the Trump administration.
But it isn’t that clear.
Here are six things you need to know.
1. Donald Trump Jr. Didn’t Tell The Truth About The Meeting. Trump Jr. originally didn’t report the meeting. Then he said that the meeting was about adoptions. Then he changed his story again and said that the meeting was supposed to be about opposition research on Hillary Clinton, but he made no reference to whether he knew Veselnitskaya had information from the Russian government. Finally, The New York Times alleged the presence of an email exposing that Trump Jr. knew about Veselnitskaya’s Russian connection.
2. Veselnitskaya Denies Being A Russian Agent. While you wouldn’t expect a Russian agent to ‘fess up to being a Russian agent, Veselnitskaya said on NBC News this morning that she never worked for the Russian government and has no formal connection to it. According to The New York Times, Veselnitskaya works closely with the Russian government and has represented “state-owned businesses and a senior government official’s son.” According to The Washington Post, the meeting itself was set by Rob Goldstone, a publicist associated with Aras Agalarov, a billionaire developer who was in business with Trump in the past and had associations with the Russian government.