JUST IN: ‘CBS News’ Announces Trump Jr/Russian Mafia/Putin Connection

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As the Mueller investigation continues to dig deeper and deeper into the ties the Trump campaign may have had with Russia, unsettling evidence is being revealed that shows the Trump campaign did, indeed, have close ties with the Kremlin including a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin official who may also have ties to the Russian mafia.

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 15: Donald Trump Jr. arrives in the lobby at Trump Tower, November 15, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump is in the process of choosing his presidential cabinet as he transitions from a candidate to the president-elect. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

CBS reported Trump Jr. briefly met with Alexander Torshin at an NRA meeting back in May of 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. Although the Trump base claims the two only spoke about firearms, it’s still beyond fishy considering Torshin had already expressed interest in having Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet and was turned down the first go around.

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Russian Council of the Federation Deputy Chief Alexander Torshin is seen during a meeting April, 3, 2012 in Maloyaroslavets, Kaluga region, Russia. Ivanov is having a one-day visit to the region. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)

Specifically, contact was made between the Trump campaign and an associate of Torshin who expressed the desire to set up a dinner for Trump to meet Putin. That email made it back to Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner who said no and supposedly warned campaign officials about such requests. However, Torshin got to meet with Trump Jr. instead. Kushner was recently reprimanded by the Senate Judiciary Committee for trying to hide the correspondence.

Trump Jr.’s attorney Alan Futerfas stated:

‘Donald J. Trump Jr. was attending an NRA convention and having dinner when an acquaintance asked him to say hello to Torshin and made an introduction. They made small talk for a few minutes and went back to their separate meals. That is the extent of their communication or contact.’

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Alan Futerfas. Image via Twitter.

The timing, as noted by the New York Daily News is questionable considering Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in hopes of receiving incriminating information on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton three weeks after meeting with Torshin.

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A picture taken on November 8, 2016 shows Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaking during an interview in Moscow. The bombshell revelation that President Donald Trump’s oldest son Don Jr. met with a Kremlin-tied Russian lawyer hawking damaging material on Hillary Clinton has taken suspicions of election collusion with Moscow to a new level. / AFP PHOTO / Kommersant Photo / Yury MARTYANOV / Russia OUT (Photo credit should read YURY MARTYANOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Furthermore, Torshin has questionable connections, to say the least. He’s been alleged to be the godfather of a crime syndicate and he’s been tied to money laundering. He’s also claimed in the past he has met Trump himself before the campaign. Furthermore, he was going to meet Trump back in February of 2017; however, that meeting was canceled after his ties to the mob were revealed. Torshin is also the deputy head of the Russian central bank.

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JUNE 12: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) , State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov (L) and Federation Council Deputy Chief Alexander Torshin (C) attend a presentation ceremony of state awards in the Kremlin on June 12, 2011 in Moscow, Russia. Russia Day is a National Holiday that has been held in Russia since 1992, and is a day formed in recognition of the new direction Russia took during the disolution of the Soviet Union and the declaration of the Russian Federation. (Photo by Konstantin Zavrazhin/Getty Images)

Hopefully, this will serve as an eye opener for many who still refuse to acknowledge the mere idea of a connection between the Trump campaign and Russia. Additionally, it looks more and more like Trump Jr. is getting in way over his head and hopefully, the evidence will drown him. We can only hope he will be one of the next indictments as a result of the Mueller investigation.

You can watch MSNBC report on the findings below.

Featured image by Drew Angerer/Getty Images.