NBC is alone in reporting this for now, but if it gets any traction, I’d expect we’re going to see Donald Trump Jr. before a House or Senate committee, sooner rather than later.
The Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team after a promise of compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counter intelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, NBC News has learned.
NBC News is not naming the lobbyist, who denies any current ties to Russian spy agencies. He accompanied the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower attended by Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort.
The Russian-born American lobbyist served in the Soviet military and emigrated to the U.S., where he holds dual citizenship.
Again, the details are sketchy, but sooner or later the White House will be asked to confirm or deny the report.
Once again, the sycophants will be out in force attacking straw men like a Trump defender version of Wolverine. “It’s not illegal!” “It’s oppo research! Anybody would take the meeting!” “This is a nothing burger!”
Except for all of the denials, month after month of there being zero meetings between members of the campaign and Russians. They don’t get to walk from that one.