Amid the ongoing turmoil surrounding Donald Trump Jr.’s reported meeting with a Russian lawyer promising damaging information about Hillary Clinton, many appear to be overlooking one key thing – there’s nothing unusual about Don Jr.’s behavior.
“Many Trump critics claimed that the NYT report supported the theory that members of the Trump campaign were somehow involved in the Russian government’s hacking of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee,” The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson points out.
“But Trump Jr., Kushner and Manafort’s lone meeting with the Russian lawyer pales when compared to the coordination between Clinton allies and Ukrainian government officials who hoped to see Clinton win the 2016 election.”
Here's my statement and the full email chain pic.twitter.com/x050r5n5LQ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017
Hasson goes on to cite a January article by Politico titled, “Ukraine’s efforts to sabotage Trump backfire.”
That article states, “Donald Trump wasn’t the only Presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.”
“Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.”
Politico’s piece goes on state, “the Ukrainian efforts had an impact in the race, helping to force Manafort’s resignation and advancing the narrative that Trump’s campaign was deeply connected to Ukraine’s foe to the east, Russia.”
Of course, liberals are looking past this completely and acting as if arranging to meet foreign officials alleging to be in possession of damaging information on a political opponent is literally the worst thing ever.
“To meet with an adversary to try to get information to hijack democracy, the investigation is now more than just an obstruction of justice investigation, more than just a perjury investigation, it’s a treason investigation,” Hillary Clinton’s own running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine insisted earlier today.
Meanwhile on Twitter, many liberals are parroting that statement.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Straight up collusion.
— mia (@mommamia1217) July 11, 2017
I agree stop sugar coating it & @GOP call it what it is. He's a traitor & whole family & White House staff is complicit. Lock them up!
— Maria D. Delgado (@Piper9599) July 11, 2017
The trump family seems to think rules have NEVER applied to them, just everybody else.
— Mindy (@mindycroz) July 11, 2017
C'mon Citizens, Trump is not worthy of your defense. We are the U.S.A, they are RUSSIA. Trust Russia? Never have, never will.
— Rodni J indoR (@Poppadockz74) July 11, 2017
— ????Krishna???? (@jKrishna007) July 11, 2017
Get to start a trial
— wrestling and mma (@wrestling_1000) July 11, 2017
He should be locked up as well his moronic father.
— Marc Yonossi (@YonossiMarc) July 11, 2017
He did!!! He should be sent to jail!
— JenLove❤️️???????????????????? (@Garcial9924Lynn) July 11, 2017
Does anyone seriously think that Don Jr. and little Jared did anything without Big Daddy's approval?
— Addie May (@everlovinaddie) July 11, 2017
Trump loved chanting lock her up he can now eat his words!! LOCK HIM UP!!!!!
— Maria DiBi (@MariaDiBi) July 11, 2017
They all need to be put in jail. But noooooooooo, I'd be arrested if I broke the law
— Da_one_King420 (@Da_one_king420) July 11, 2017
ALL of Hillary's emails were revealed and there was NOTHING in them
Just ONE of Donald Trump Jr's emails threads is full of treason
— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) July 11, 2017
Some people are putting perspective on the whole thing, however.
The DNC & Clinton's Campaign worked directly w/ the Ukrainian government to dig up dirt on Trump & his allies.
This is unashamed collusion. pic.twitter.com/NwVQoo2ikq
— /pol/ News Forever (@polNewsForever) July 11, 2017
They're not forgetting, they have a double standard. Hypocrisy is what they do.
— E Brown (@E_Brown1955) July 11, 2017
You'd think they'd find a new anti-potus narrative. There's so much shit on the DNC and the Russians/Soviets going back decades.
— Cold Coffee (@Korudokohi) July 11, 2017
Yes but when the left does it , it's totally kewl. That's how librul lojack works ????
— Trent Blade (@xpistolbaked) July 11, 2017
All you need to know on Donald Trump Jr emails:
1. Apparently it's illegal to communicate with Russians
2. Hillary deleted 33K of hers
— Brandon (@brandongroeny) July 11, 2017
HONEST Donald Trump Jr. Released his emails
Hillary: Bleaches Hers
DNC:Won't turn over Servers
— ????STOCK MONSTER???? (@StockMonsterUSA) July 11, 2017