Crisis deepens for Trump

The White House is facing its gravest crisis yet in the wake of the publication of emails between the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and a go-between for a Russian lawyer.

The emails, which date to June 2016, call into question the main pillars of the White House’s defense against allegations of Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

Team Trump has repeatedly said that while Russia may indeed have meddled in the election, there was no coordination or communication between Moscow and their campaign.

However, the newly published emails show music publicist Rob Goldstone writing to Trump Jr. suggesting that a Russian lawyer could share damaging information on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” Goldstone wrote.

Trump Jr. replied 17 minutes later, writing in part, “If it’s what you say I love it.”

Trump Jr. published the emails on Twitter moments before The New York Times also published them. In an accompanying statement, the president’s son said he was releasing the emails “in order to be totally transparent.”

Even some Republicans were taken aback by the startling twist in the long-running Russia story.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters at the Capitol that “anytime you’re in a campaign and you get an offer from a foreign government to help your campaign, the answer is no.” Graham added that he found the emails “disturbing” and that Trump Jr. needed to testify before Congress about the matter.

 

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source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/341549-the-memo-crisis-deepens-for-trump-white-house

  • Anthony Baldo

    We don’t care about Russia at all why do you care more about Russia then America go Trump we behind you 8 more years

    • Starr Susice

      They talk more about Russia than America

  • rick meek

    Jr. didn’t do chit – He was set up – The woman was running around DC meeting with a load of dems before and after the meeting with Jr. Now a man named smith who was researching and getting those missing E-mails was conveniently suicide…..

    LMFAO – sorry folks – They never had ANY INTENTION of repealing chit —- it was a talking point to gather votes and send them to DC….Disgustocrats and RINOS….they aim to stay in power and money at peoples expense and that’s the jest of it…….

    • mrp15

      Just add him to the Clinton body bag count along with all the others who got in their way. Sad that nothing gets done about it and they get away with it. This man no more committed suicide than Vince Foster did or than I did. Why are the Clintons always above the law? They must have a lot of dirt on a lot of people. That’s what they do and have done since their entry into the political arena.

      • Eileen Ross

        Because they are friends of the State.

      • Starr Susice

        Exactly

    • Starr Susice

      Obama is behind this attorney

  • Joe the Nobody

    BS!!!! The media is like a woodpeckerhead scrambling around the tree looking for anything. Don’t have it, can’t find it…make it all up.

    • Starr Susice

      Hot the he’ll do u figure that lmao him meeting an attorney and nothing verses suspicious deaths emails deleted and white washed sending money to Iran getting paid by Russia slick Willy meeting lynch telling the tho to call it a matter instead of a criminal investigation Coney letting a criminal off the hook. Come on what a joke

  • Unc_George

    The odds of this being a crisis for President Trump is right up there with my shampoo causing Alzheimers.

  • Unc_George

    The difference between Don Jr and everybody else including McCain and Graham ? Don Jr is being honest about it.

    • Starr Susice

      Exaxtly

  • VirgoVince

    EVERYTHING WRONG EVERYWHERE IS DUE TO ugly liberal stupidity, ignorance and arrogance,
    LED BY soros and ovomit and clinton!! They NEED TO BE SHUT DOWN, NOW!!

  • Bruce Kellar

    Holy shit! The public that buys this crap needs a brain transplant. It is amazing how many gullible, foolish and low IQ people the democrats preach too. If Pelosi or Schumer explained how good a shit sandwich is these idiots would start making them!

    • old codger

      … and worse yet eating them and spouting how tasty they are!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!

  • fullspinzoo

    Not even close. Looking for titillating titles for your crap? Nobody believes you. Take a hike!

  • old codger

    Copied From Girls Just Wanna Have Guns site!

    “During the whole Trump Jr. scandal, you would think with the way Democrats have been acting that they’ve never sought the help of the Russkies .

    Turns out their ‘white hats’ are stained with guilty finger prints.

    Here a 5 former leading Democrats who tried to use Russians to leverage them into office.

    1. Former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA). He reached out to the Soviet Union for election help twice.

    According to Michael Reagan, Sen. John Tunney (D-CA), at the behest of his friend Ted Kennedy, lobbied the Soviet Union “to sabotage [Jimmy] Carter’s foreign policy efforts,” as this was during Kennedy’s primary challenge against Carter in 1980.

    “One 1980 document stated that Kennedy offered to condemn President Carter’s policy toward the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in exchange for KGB help,” wrote Reagan. “News accounts of that period prove that Kennedy did, in fact, openly criticize Carter’s Afghanistan policy.”

    In 1983 Kennedy also reached out to the Soviet Union, attempting to impair Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy and weaken his re-election chance in 1984.

    He even offered to set up TV interviews in America to make the Soviets seem more “peaceful.”

    2. Barack Obama said to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev: “After my election I have more flexibility”, in 2012.

    These words were captured on a hot mic, meaning no one was supposed to hear them.

    Obama was communicating to Medvedev he needed Putin, the newly elected Russian President, to ‘give [him] space’ on Russia-related affairs until after he was elected. To which Medvedev replied, “I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you.”

    Obama even snarked to Romney during a 2012 presidential debate, “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”

    Once Obama was re-elected, Putin took advantage of Obama’s “flexibility” with invading Crimea and taking lead in Syria.

    His ‘white hat’ is hardly clean.

    3. Jimmy Carter attempted to leverage the Soviet option to improve his chances in the 1980 election against Ronald Reagan.

    Michael Reagan also noted in his column that Carter, through his political ally Armand Hammer, lobbied for the Soviet Union to let “Jewish ‘refuseniks’ emigrate to Israel” to strengthen Carter’s standing in important states, but the Soviets rebuffed Carter.

    Interestingly, Reagan biographer Craig Shirley wrote in one of his books that during the 1976 election, the Soviet Union “had made overtures to the Carter campaign,” even going as far as suggesting “that they could possibly pursue policies that could affect the outcome of the election so as to favor Carter.”

    4. Bill Clinton tried bargaining a deal in 1996. He promised support of Russian President Boris Yeltsin, if Yeltsin agreed “to clear up ‘negative’ issues.”

    The Washington Times found a confidential memo in 1996 that revealed the following: President Clinton, in a private meeting at the recent anti-terrorism summit, promised Boris Yeltsin he would back the Russian president’s re-election bid with “positive” U.S. policies toward Russia.

    In exchange, Mr. Clinton asked for Mr. Yeltsin’s help in clearing up “negative” issues such as the poultry dispute between the two countries, according to a classified State Department record of the meeting obtained by The Washington Times.

    Mr. Clinton told Mr. Yeltsin that “this is a big issue, especially since about 40 percent of U.S. poultry is produced in Arkansas. An effort should be made to keep such things from getting out of hand,” the memo said.

    Bill Gertz, who reported on the memo and is now an editor for the Washington Free Beacon and a columnist for The Washington Times, explained that the memo “exposed the Bill Clinton style of leadership — going to bat for his political donors and other vested interests in his home state of Arkansas.”

    5. Former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill wanted the Russkies on the Democrats’ side during the 1984 election.

    Michael Reagan stated in his column, O’Neill told Soviet ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Dobrynin, “that it was in everyone’s best interests if the Soviets would help the Democrats keep ‘that demagogue Reagan’ from being re-elected.”

    “O’Neill warned Dobrynin that the ‘primitive instincts’ of this ‘dangerous man’ would plunge the world into war,” penned Reagan.

    Each of these examples, with the possible exception of the Clinton-Yeltsin one, were easily worse than Trump Jr. agreeing to a meeting with a Russian government lawyer for dirt on Hillary Clinton. Again, this does not excuse Trump Jr’s sleazy behavior, but it does show that the Democrats are more than happy to do the same thing when it helps their side.

    –Daily Wire

    Next time a liberal cries Trump Jr. is colluding with Russians, show them this article.”
    How is it stated in the Bible??? Let he who is without sin cast the first stone, I believe!! Or how about people living in glass houses SHOULD NOT THROW stones!!!
    Enter the LibTURD/ DemoRATIC SCUMBUCKETS to piss and moan and “TRY” to stir up Chit!!!

  • Danny S.

    Why is it only republicans are held to the letter of some high standards of ethics. Wouldn’t almost anyone look into a something that might help you win a hotly contested election. If this person had criminal emails that exposed law breaking by Hillary wouldn’t it be information that everyone should get to know about. If I was the one contacted and I thought it to be credible I would have also taken twenty minutes to listen!!. Remember this made up Russian collusion thing came after the election lose. Democrats tried to say Trump won the election because of Russia help . Democrat’s did “wire tap” Trump and his team and if they did have something it would have been leaked.
    It is funny how Comry, Rice, Lynch,Obama Podesta, Hillary aND Bill and more crooked Dems are not getting any time under the MSN hot seat. Now we have endure a special procecutor who is as just as corrupt as the other Democrats. Mueller will not recuse himself so this is as Trump says a witch hunt that will not only taint Trump but more importantly protect Obama ,Comey, Hillary and Bill and the rest of the scandals we all know have been committed.

    • old codger

      I’d LOVE to say start shooting them but I’d get in trouble so I can’t say that!

  • MikeRazar

    Don Jr. did nothing wrong. No real conservative thinks he did. Truth in advertising demands that you change your name to “from the left”.. By repeating this garbage, you give aid and comfort to our real enemy…..not Putin….but the progressive left and Islamic right. Trump’s only real problem is that he is too nice to his enemies. They would gladly massacre his whole family and sell free Americans into slavery if they could. Yet you passively cooperate with them. Shame on you!. He needs a wartime cabinet staffed with loyalists who hate the Clinton/Obama crime syndicate as much as they hate Trump. At least a hundred of these people should be under indictment by now, or at least be appearing before grand juries. I have rarely criticized Trump, even mildly, but SIR—you are engaged in a artillery battle armed only with a water pistol. It is time to hunker down and annihilate your enemies (figuratively, of course). And yes, I am a willing volunteer.

    • old codger

      DITTO!!

  • Ah nutz

    just more – pooooooooooot…..HEY- A HOLES – STUFF IT – YOU LOST – & KEEP THIS CRAP GOING = YOU MAY NEVER WIN AGAIN…the people that normally don’t pay a lot of attention are noticing = seeing thru your crap.

  • DonRS

    “From the Right” is such a left wing wannabe and alarmist! This is NOTHING – Opposition Research is WIDELY PRACTICED in the political and PR worlds, increasingly the same things! Right up there with so many other losers in the NEVERTRUMP crowd!

  • PPTA

    She was working for the Democrats, and had NO info on Hillary. Trump JR was set up. She also recently published on Facebook a picture of the inside of Senator McCain’s office. Will he now be charged also? And what about all the crap the Democrats pulled? Will any Democrat who actually broke the law be charged? Like Hillary? Podeska? The ex Democrat Chair? Loretta Lynch? James Comey?

    Why are the Democrats not being charged? if anyone is committing Treason it is the Democrats.

  • Paul Kalmakoff

    Get over it…and get on with it.
    The running of this Nation, I mean!!!
    Damn this bullcrap is annoying and frustrating!

  • gypsy314

    Frame scam by the party of liars and crooks

  • Ischgabibble

    This is all a load of mule manure perpetrated by the Messed Up Media and the DNC. They keep harping about this and that but there hasn’t been one ounce of proof since before the election and I doubt there ever will be any. When 2020 rolls around Dem’s perhaps you will entertain the idea of running for President of Russia since you talk so much about it? You people are making this nation sick and soon you shall reap the whirlwind.

  • gooojooo1

    after this post i am opting out of this left wing rag posing as conservative

  • flashy0ne

    What have you people been drinking?? I have never seen such a ‘nothing’ blown out of sight. If you people didn’t have the MSM shilling for you, this story would be a single edition back page. Do you really think the American people are dumb enough to buy your RIDICULOUS accusations??? Go ahead and make fools out of yourselves — perhaps that’s all you’re good for.

    • Linda

      Jonathan Gruber [D] TOLD us how easy it was for the DEMS/Obama to “fool the stupid people”.. and they have and are continuing to do so. Video still on youtube. ALL should watch how devious the DEMS are at getting what they want… by ANY means possible. And it still surprises me with how OFTEN the dem leadership and OBAMA/Hillary have LIED to them, that they still drink their kool-aid. Much like jim jones CULT members – sheep being led to their OWN slaughter. They hate America THAT much.

  • disqus_NRBB1YFpUA

    I firmly believe many on the right (you?) would love nothing more than for President Trump to fail. So many so called conservative sites constantly harp on “Trump’s toast”, Trump Impeachment”,etc,etc. WHY ! Do you REALLY want the good ol’boy’s network to continue unabated! Trump can make a difference, he can bring the governance of this nation back to the PEOPLE, but with both hands and a foot tied behind his back, I really don’t see it happening. The system is corrupt from the bottom up, and it’s corruption from BOTH PARTIES is so ensconced in the political arena, that I believe there will be only a short time before America is no longer the”land of the free”. I’m glad I’m old !!!

    • Linda

      Candidate Trump kept telling us just how corrupt WA DC was… and now we’re seeing all for ourselves. Vote EVERY SINGLE DEM candidate OUT of power… take our nation back. We’ve been the reason they have LOST so much power, and we can continue draining the swamp. Give Pres. Trump a veto-proof congress and we won’t have to play these games with the obstructionist LEFT. We’d be able to get the 60 votes and get Trump’s MAGA agenda moving quickly.

      • disqus_NRBB1YFpUA

        Linda, the problem is as I see it, President Trump is having to fight swamp creatures from the left AND the right. The RINO’s and the far right ideologues like Rand Paul will do anything, including put the Dems back in power to stop him. I don’t know the answer, but as I see it, we, the citizens, have far more to worry about than Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi.

  • mellissner

    Is this “From the Right” on Trump’s side? The headline seems like a left media. Seems to me that this issue looks bad for Lynch, thus Obama, thus Clinton. What do others think?

  • parthenon1

    Good grief ! since when is acquiring information about the enemy i crime if it was the entire Democrat National Committee is guilty !!!

  • Howard MacKinnon

    Big deal. Who cares? Anyone would have opened their ears to hear some dirt on an opponent. Like the criminal Hill never did??

  • Valdez

    And the media news person is going to receive a Pulitzer Prize for this BS – For the last 20 years we have been hand fed the socialist doctrine and the under 40 generation is eating it up. No one questions their sources or understands the history of our country. At my age I should care, but I don’t anymore. The revolution shall take place after the enslavement of our values.
    The veterans who bled and died need to stand up for the values we enjoy before the liberal elite take over.
    When we lose the security of the “Bill of Rights” to constitution, we shall have lost 247 years of a national sole. The Constitution does not protect the individual; it for the joint protection of the states and to govern commerce. The “Bill of Rights” was added because of the King of England’s absolute power over the citizen. Cradle to Grave gifts from the government promotes slavery and corruption as shown in other countries and in history. Sorry to say to many people love a “Cradle to Grave” existence. A freeman will not.
    FYI: The Russian constitution is similar to ours; however, it lacks the “Bill of Rights” to protect the individual from government slavery.
    Thank you reading my thoughts,
    Joseph Valdez
    Native Californian

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