Day 555 Saturday July 28, 2018 1,023 Days to Go
Did Trump lie?
Legal commentators when asked what the purpose of having this stuff about Michael Cohen’s assertions that Trump knew about the Trump Jr meeting that was going to take place with Russians before the meeting took place and then that Trump got filled in about it by his son have commented that it’s weird to be having this play out in the media. It seems to not serve either Trump or Cohen. The only explanation that any of them gave that makes a bit of sense is that sometimes a person who is being tried in the court of public opinion lashes out and speaks their mind. This could be what both Trump and Cohen are doing.
Did Trump lie about the meeting with the Russians that his son had? Yes? He’s already shown that he’s lied about it. The question now is – is he lying more than before? Some say they don’t know. Let me clear that up for you. Yes, he lied more.
In a funny (sad) aside Rudy Giuliani has said Cohen is a liar and has always been a liar. Trump has said similar things. What makes this funny is that the news shows run videos from as recently as last April where both of those men are saying what a fine upstanding person Michael Cohen is. We can debate whether Cohen lied, but clearly both Giuliani and Trump are lying because you can’t say someone is both upstanding and a liar. Is Cohen lying? He has lied, but is he about the Trump Tower meeting and Don Sr. knowing about it? No.
Here’s why. First, as I’ve said before, it is well known that Trump Sr. has his hands on everything going on in Trump Tower and his businesses.
Second here is an interesting timeline of events:
Early 2016 – Cohen goes to Prague, secretly, to pay off the Russian hackers. (This has not been confirmed, but I suspect will be sometime in the not too distant future.)
June 3, 2016 Trump Jr gets email from Goldstone (Russian intermediary) inquiring if the Trump campaign wants dirt on Hillary. Jr responds with “I love it.”
June 6, 2016 Trump Sr gives speech saying early next week he’ll be giving a speech about dirt on Hillary (and people will be very surprised. This by the way is the same line he used on sending people to Hawaii to dig up Obama’s birth certificate. He claimed people were going to be “very surprised by what they are finding.” Never heard more on what the people in Hawaii found.) Trump never gives speech. (What happened?)
June 8, 2016 DCLeaks is set up by Russian GRU to dump Hillary’s emails (when it is revealed it’s the Russians they switch to the cover of Guccifer 2.0, whom Roger Stone contacts.)
June 9, 2016 The Trump Tower meeting.
July 13, 2016 Trump says in a speech “Russia if you’re listening I hope you can find the 30,000 missing emails…”
July 13, 2016 GRU starts spearfishing attempts on over 300 Democratic operatives.
I’m an evidence based kind of guy.
There can be coincidence. There can be smoke and no fire. There can be two things that appear to be connected and aren’t.
But here we have a series of events that if they aren’t connected it’s really hard to explain.
The most likely scenario is that Trump Sr thought Jr was going to get dirt on Hillary on June 9th. He didn’t. So Trump Sr asked the Russians again on July 13th.
Anyone got a better explanation?
1,023 Days to Go
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