MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said on his show Wednesday that Donald Trump and his allies have been lying for two years to cover up Donald Trump Jr.’s crimes related to Russia.
The comments came after the “Morning Joe” panel discussed the shocking new revelation that Trump had another private meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in November. Although everyone knew about his private meeting with Putin in Helsinki, the Buenos Aires meeting had not been previously disclosed. This shows that Trump’s deception about his Russia contacts is even greater than we realized.
Scarborough also pointed out that many commentators, including former MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin, had identified the president’s son Don Jr. as one of the most deeply implicated persons in the alleged election conspiracy.
“In March of 2017 I was asking Mark Halperin, quietly while all were around, this is when the whole Russia thing started to percolate, I said, ‘Who’s in trouble?’
Halperin replied, ‘Don Jr., for one.’ I said, ‘What, Don Jr., does he not have a hunting license in Idaho?’ Then he said:
“All of these contacts with Russians that Donald Trump and Don Jr. and his whole team have been lying about two years.”
On her show last night Rachel Maddow also pointed out that Roger Stone’s grand jury could be still working on more indictments, including some for the president’s son. She said:
“I feel like I would be remiss not to note that the one other person associated with the Trump campaign, besides Roger Stone, who admits to having months of communication with Wikileaks during the campaign … the only other person other than Roger Stone we know of that had months of communications with Wikileaks is … the president’s eldest son and namesake, Donald Trump, Jr..”
Yesterday Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said that he also believes that Don Jr. is in legal peril for both lying to Congress and for his communications with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 30, 2019
All signs are now pointing to Donald Trump Jr. as the next likely subject of a Bob Mueller indictment, and it is very likely that he will be charged with numerous crimes before the special counsel’s investigation is concluded.
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