I refrained from blogging about the Russia Scandal until there was something more substantive discovered that bound the Trump administration more tightly. We are there now. There are now validating emails.
Tim Kaine used the Treason word
Tim Kaine, (D-VA), a senator that is usually measured in his statements made it clear that the investigation is uncovering more serious offenses. Whether these are illegal is one matter. They are clearly unethical especially in collusion with a foreign government.
CNN reports the following.
In the wake of New York Times reports on Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials meeting with a Russian attorney who they believed had damaging information about Hillary Clinton, Kaine said the probe into obstruction of justice could evolve into something more serious.
"Nothing is proven yet, but we're now beyond obstruction of justice in terms of what's being investigated," Kaine said. "This is moving into perjury, false statements, and even into potentially treason."
Kaine was Clinton's running mate in the 2016 presidential election.
Kaine added, "To meet with an adversary to try to get information to hijack democracy. The investigation is now more than just obstruction of justice in investigation. It's more than just a perjury investigation. It's a treason investigation."
The New York Times reported Trump Jr. received an email that the material on Clinton he would get in the meeting was part of a Russian government effort to boost his father's campaign.
Trump Jr.'s explanations for the meeting have shifted, as he originally stated it was a discussion about Russian adoptions in the U.S.
Now some emails show Donald Trump Jr. knew that Russia was aiding in the election of Donald Trump.
Huffington Post is reporting the following.
In an email sent to Trump Jr. on June 3, 2016, music promoter Rob Goldstone said he could facilitate a meeting to provide Trump Jr. with information that “would be very useful to your father,” who was then running for president.
“The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” Goldstone wrote in an email to Trump Jr.
“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump ― helped along by Aras and Emin,” Goldstone added. “What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?”
Trump Jr. replied, “If it’s what you say I love it.”
The documents posted by Trump Jr. show that he forwarded the email exchange to Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is now a presidential adviser, and to Paul Manafort, Trump’s then-campaign manager, on June 8 ― one day before the meeting took place at Trump Tower in New York.
This is the smoking gun and Americans should now pay attention. It is clear we have an illegitimate president.
Also published on Medium.