WaPo Smear Job: Trump Dictated Trump Jr.’s Russian Lawyer Response While Flying on Air Force One

There allegedly was an unidentified person on Air Force One who leaked damaging information about President Trump that was published by the Washington Post late Monday afternoon.

The President’s lawyer states that the story is a complete fabrication, if I’m reading his response correctly.

Where does that leave the poor befuddled Trump supporter or just the average American who wants to get the country on the right track?

Easy. The Washington Post is a part of the Deep State. Always be skeptical of what comes out of it. Like all Deep State actors it mixes some truth with a slant and some lies.

Nothing that WaPo accuses the President of is a crime, even if true.

CBS News

President Trump allegedly dictated his son Donald Trump Jr.’s initial statement about his 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Washington Post reported Monday.

As he flew home from a summit of world leaders in Germany, Mr. Trump dictated a statement to be released by his son in response to a pending New York Times story about the meeting, according to the Post. The statement claimed that the topic of the meeting was primarily about the adoption of Russian children, which “wasn’t a campaign issue” at the time.

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow denied the Post’s account and attacked it. “Apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent,” he told CBS News Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett in a statement.

On July 8, the New York Times first reported that Trump Jr. arranged to meet with Veselnitskaya during the presidential campaign, two weeks after his father clinched the Republican nomination.

Their meeting was to take place on June 9, 2016 at Trump Tower. Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner also attended the meeting.

The initial statement released by Trump Jr. and reportedly dictated by his father, read as follows:

It was a short introductory meeting. I asked Jared and Paul to stop by. We primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children that was active and popular with American families years ago and was since ended by the Russian government, but it was not a campaign issue at the time and there was no follow up.

I was asked to attend the meeting by an acquaintance, but was not told the name of the person I would be meeting with beforehand.

However, Trump Jr. was forced to revise his statement over the course of the next few days, as it became apparent that his claims about the meeting were misleading. Ultimately, he admitted that he agreed to attend the meeting with Veselnitskaya because he thought she had damaging information about his father’s campaign opponent, Hillary Clinton.

The Times also reported on July 11 that the president had signed off on his son’s statement. This was reporting that was also denied by Sekulow in an an interview with ABC News. He told ABC that the president had not signed off on anything and that he had been returning from the G-20 summit. Sekulow speculated that Trump Jr. had released the statement in consultation with his own lawyers. Sekulow flatly denied that Mr. Trump had any involvement in his son’s statement. “[T]he fact is the President wasn’t involved,” he told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

In all honesty, a lawyer’s job is to lie for you. If the POTUS had any involvement in Jr.’s statement, it would have been minor, more like an afterthought. The press has every motive to take every molehill and blow it up into a mountain.


4 thoughts on “WaPo Smear Job: Trump Dictated Trump Jr.’s Russian Lawyer Response While Flying on Air Force One

  1. It is always presumed (by me) that statements are “discussed” beforehand with, not only the whole Trump family, but their attorneys as well.

    So this is a total nothing-burger, as they say on twitter.

      • Re Trump “dictating it,” I don’t know how Trump-the-businessman got his letters done as he does not seem to me to be a dictaphone type of guy (talking into a recorder). I wonder if his secretaries took old-fashioned shorthand?!

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