At this point it is uncanny how anytime some new discovery incriminating leftist politicians arises, their allies in the media cook up a big fat Nothing Burger™ out of nowhere to divert the public’s attention and make sure their audiences don’t stray too far from the narrative.
That is precisely what happened with the New York Times’ allegation that Donald Trump Jr. acted inappropriately via email with a Russian lawyer.
On June 3, 2016, Trump Jr. received an email from Robert Goldstone, an associate of his. The email explained that an acquaintance of Trump Jr.’s, a Russian pop star named Emin Agalarov, had some vital information for the Trump campaign.
Emin’s father, Aras Agalarov, a prominent businessman in Russia, had a meeting with the Crown Prosecutor of Russia and in that meeting the Crown Prosecutor told Aras that he had some “official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia.”
Naturally, Trump Jr. jumped at the opportunity to get some potentially incriminating information against his father’s opponent. This is standard operation, in fact it has its own name: “Opposition research.”
Along with the emails, Trump Jr. also released an official statement.
In his statement, Trump Jr. reiterates that the Russian lawyer did not and currently does not represent the Russian government, which she admits to herself, and that the meeting itself was essentially a waste of everybody’s time and the election was not discussed.
Here’s my statement and the full email chain pic.twitter.com/x050r5n5LQ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017
This most suspicious element of this low calorie Nothing Burger is how the New York Times decided to cover it. The Times did not release any of the emails, but Trump Jr. almost immediately did after the Times article was published.
Which party has something to hide?
The Times article also fails to mention the context. The context of the emails do not show that this was a “collusion” with the Russian government.
Raising some eyebrows, The Crown Prosecutor was involved, but with all available evidence and the obvious cherry picking by the New York Times, the facts point us to one simple conclusion: Donald Trump Jr. was told he may be given information that could help his father win the election, so he set up a meeting.
No secret invasion of a foreign government. No “collusion.” Only a loyal son trying to get information to help his father win the most important presidential election in a generation.
Also, because it bears repeating, Hillary Clinton literally sold a significant portion of United States’ limited uranium supply to the Russians in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. This actually happened.
If they are so afraid of the Russians, why are Democrats giving them the ammunition they literally need to nuke us?