Daily Beast: Trump Aides: Russia Flap Proves Don Jr. Is the ‘Fredo’ of the First Family

Daily Beast: Trump Aides: Russia Flap Proves Don Jr. Is the ‘Fredo’ of the First Family

ASAWIN SUEBSAENG LACHLAN MARKAY 07.09.17 Former Trump campaign officials said Trump Jr.’s role in the scandal involving a Kremlin-linked lawyer is just the latest in a series of mistakes by the president’s first-born son. President Donald Trump’s worst campaign surrogate is back in the limelight, and reminding some former Trump campaign colleagues why he earned the nickname “Fredo.” CLICK […]

NYT: Trump Jr. Met Russian for Dirt on Clinton

NYT: Trump Jr. Met Russian for Dirt on Clinton

By JO BECKER, MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN JULY 9, 2017 President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct […]

NYT: Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign

NYT: Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign

By JO BECKER, MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN Published in print JULY 9, 2017 Two weeks after Donald J. Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination last year, his eldest son arranged a meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan with a Russian lawyer who has connections to the Kremlin, according to confidential government records described to The New York Times. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for […]

LAT: Ahead of Putin meeting, Trump waffles on Russian meddling in 2016 election

LAT: Ahead of Putin meeting, Trump waffles on Russian meddling in 2016 election

Brian Bennett and Michael A. Memoli July 6, 2017 On the eve of his first face-to-face meeting as president with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump on Thursday declined to hold the Kremlin solely responsible for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, insisting that others may have interfered as well. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to LAT story & video. […]

MSNBC: Russia scandal takes an alarming turn for Trump World

MSNBC: Russia scandal takes an alarming turn for Trump World

By Steve Benen 07/05/17 On Thursday night, the Wall Street Journal published an important piece on Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, noting that a longtime Republican operative, Peter Smith, assembled a team that set out to obtain Hillary Clinton emails. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to MSNBC story. To that end, Smith and his cohorts reached out to people they […]

WSJ: GOP Activist Who Sought Clinton Emails Cited Trump Campaign Officials

WSJ: GOP Activist Who Sought Clinton Emails Cited Trump Campaign Officials

By Shane Harris,  Michael C. Bender and Peter Nicholas Updated July 1, 2017 12:30 a.m. E Peter W. Smith listed Bannon, Conway and Clovis, besides Flynn, in a recruiting document; his purpose isn’t clear and there’s no indication he asked for or received any coordination with them. WASHINGTON—A longtime Republican activist who led an operation hoping to obtain […]

LawFareblog: The Time I Got Recruited to Collude with the Russians

LawFareblog: The Time I Got Recruited to Collude with the Russians

By Matt Tait  Friday, June 30, 2017,  read the Wall Street Journal’s article yesterday on attempts by a GOP operative to recover missing Hillary Clinton emails with more than usual interest. I was involved in the events that reporter Shane Harris described, and I was an unnamed source for the initial story. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to […]

WSJ: GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn

WSJ: GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn

By Shane Harris June 29, 2017 WASHINGTON—Before the 2016 presidential election, a longtime Republican opposition researcher mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, likely by Russian hackers. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to WSJ story. In conversations with members of his circle and with others […]

Rachel Maddow: on Trump’s empty threats to sue and efforts by GOP members of Senate Judiciary Committee to discredit Russia probe

Rachel Maddow: on Trump’s empty threats to sue and efforts by GOP members of Senate Judiciary Committee to discredit Russia probe

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 6/28/17 Another empty Trump threat falls flat against Comey Rachel Maddow looks at evidence of Donald Trump’s long history of trying to intimidate people he doesn’t like with hollow threats of lawsuits, and notes the failure of his recent threat to file a complaint against James Comey as a setback in his attack […]