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The Latest on the Russian Probe, Including Donald Trump Jr.'s Quid Pro Quo

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | November 6, 2017 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | November 6, 2017 |


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— The Russian lawyer that Donald Trump Jr. met with on June 9th, Natalia Veselnitskaya, stated in a two and a half hour interview in Moscow, and will testify to the same effect in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that Trump Jr. told her that if his father won the Presidency that the Magnitsky law would be re-examined, while also asking Veselnitskaya for written proof of the dirt she had on Clinton (she had no such written proof).

From Bloomberg:

“Looking ahead, if we come to power, we can return to this issue and think what to do about it,” Trump Jr. said of the 2012 law, she recalled. “I understand our side may have messed up, but it’ll take a long time to get to the bottom of it,” he added, according to her.

In other words, Trump Jr. hinted at quid pro quo.

Junior ain’t denying it, either.

— Leaked documents — the Paradise Papers — reveal that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has several business links to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle that he failed to reveal.

(Rachel Maddow has been highlighting Wilbur Ross’ connections to Russia for months).

— The Paradise Papers also show that Russia funded its Facebook and Twitter investments through a business associate of Jared Kushner’s.

— Robert Mueller has enough evidence, and is close to indicting Michael Flynn and his son. At this point, he’s just waiting to see if they can also add money laundering to the list of charges. Expect an indictment in the next two weeks.

Mike Flynn, Jr., by the way, has had his Twitter account suspended for God knows what.


— Finally, Lindsay Graham breaks with many in his party to demand that Jeff Sessions testify in front of Congress again and explain the mounting lies in his Senate testimony.


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