Donald Trump Jr. met with an emissary representing two Middle Eastern princes who offered Donald Trump illegal assistance in winning the 2016 election.
The New York Times reported:
Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor.
Erik Prince, the private security contractor and the former head of Blackwater, arranged the meeting, which took place on Aug. 3, 2016. The emissary, George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the crown princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president. The social media specialist, Joel Zamel, extolled his company’s ability to give an edge to a political campaign; by that time, the firm had already drawn up a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump.
It was more than Russia illegally helping Trump
The meeting shows that the Trump campaign was open for business. It wasn’t just Russia that was interested in interfering in the US presidential election. What the Middle Eastern princes want is to guide US policy in their region. They also represent nations that are enemies of Iran. Since winning the election, Trump’s White House orbit has taken money from these Middle Eastern nations and the US has pulled out the Iran nuclear deal, and hinted that military action against Iran is possible. There were more nations involved in illegally funneling gifts and money to the Trump campaign than Russia.
Word got out very quickly that Trump open for business, and US foreign policy was for sale.
This is criminal corruption on a level, both foreign and domestic, that the United States has never seen before. Trump and his entire family have engaged in illegal activity, and their next stop should be a federal supermax prison.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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