Miscellaneous Mental Musings of an Emerging Artist
When you have a chance, you should read through the Washington Post’s useful timeline of events related to Donald Jr.’s meeting with a group of Russian nationals in Trump Tower. The most revealing series of circumstances, to my mind, is this:
June 3, 2016
Rob Goldstone reaches out to Trump Jr. with an email stating that the Russian government would like to share damaging Clinton information with the campaign as a show of support. Trump Jr. is enthusiastic about seeing it.
Trump Jr. schedules a meeting for Thursday, June 9. Trump Sr. promises at his victory speech that evening that there will be a speech on Monday, June 13. In the speech he teases that he will be “discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons…I think you’re going to find it very informative and very, very interesting.”
The meeting takes place. Trump Jr. later claims that they didn’t get the information they were hoping for.
Trump Sr.’s New Hampshire speech fails to produce the bombshell Clinton information alluded to six days earlier, but he insists that such a speech is forthcoming.
The president can claim that he knew nothing about what his son, son-in-law, and other campaign staff were up to, but the obvious question remains: If Trump Sr. wasn’t expecting to receive Russian intelligence about Clinton on June 9, why did he vaguely promise on June 7 a mighty attack against her on June 13?