It was recently discovered that just weeks after Donald Trump as nominated as the presidential nominee for the Republicans, his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., set up a meeting with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who is known to have connections to the Kremlin.
Not only did Donald Trump Jr. attend this meeting, which he originally claimed to be to discuss a program supporting the adoption of Russian children, but Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort joined him.
It was then brought to light that Donald Trump Jr. was offered damaging information about Hilary Clinton, and that was the reason for his attendance, not because of any Russian adoption program. Donald Trump Jr. has since admitted that was true, but claimed that he was not given any information that was of any use to him.
Not only is it strange for this many people within Trump’s inner circle to meet with anyone connected to Russia, amid the intense speculations surrounding the administration’s ties to the Russian election hacking, but Trump Jr.’s reluctance to tell the truth about the meeting to begin with sets suspicions at an all time high.
Among those who believe that this situation needs further investigation is Sen. Susan Collins, who is member of the intelligence panel currently investigating Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, as well as the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Collins called for the Senate Intelligence Committee to interview all those involved in the meeting with the Russian lawyer during the campaign:
Susan Collins wants DJT Jr., Kushner, Manafort questioned re Natalia meeting & suspects Mueller will want to as part of his criminal probe. https://t.co/O5w2SfcCN1
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) July 10, 2017
Twitter users had very strong reactions to the senator’s call. Most Twitter users agreed that the participants of the meeting must be interviewed, and many suggested that Mueller may want to have a chat with Donald Jr., Manafort, and Kushner, himself:
I'm sure Mueller wants to talk to him as well. He's going to be really popular.
— The Red Circle (@ScottYeager2) July 10, 2017
How about he's interviewed by the FBI first?
— You'll get Nothing! And like it! (@nofatnoflavor) July 10, 2017
I prefer Mueller to interview him. Let's not forget the lesson of Ollie North.
— Deb (@Deedeebee543) July 10, 2017
She is really emerging as someone who may yet be able to save our sinking democracy. Gives me hope.
— Kristin (@KristinKarnitz) July 10, 2017
The first GOP member to hold the crimes of their own party member accountable is a woman. #TheFutureisFemale
— Legitmate President (@HRC_Democrat) July 10, 2017
His clear intent was to get competitive intelligence. His disappointment was also clear. These are his own words.
— ßrian (@titudeproblem) July 10, 2017
GOP os starting to turn on Trump et al.
This is how it started with Watergate.
— ✏️Pencil of the Court✏️ (@CourtPencil) July 10, 2017
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