New Bombshell Trump Jr. Obstruction Evidence Involving Hope Hicks Has Mueller Drooling

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In the early stages of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, a discovery was made in the form of a previous meeting at Trump Tower, where top campaign officials met with Russian lawyers to discuss what later would be found to be damaging information about then candidate Hillary Clinton. The president and his advisors, then aboard Air Force One, quickly scrambled to publish a news release about the meeting, which has since been identified as a lie and a core component of Mueller’s ongoing investigation.

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Upon becoming aware of the meeting, New York Times sent a list of questions to the Trump team regarding the interactions, in order to write an article about the controversial event. While onboard Air Force One, Trump and his advisors put together a statement that would then be sent to the media outlet. In the release, Trump indicated that the focus of the meeting was regarding a vague Russian adoption policy, saying nothing about the alleged information about Clinton. However, the poor organization and lack of communication between Trump officials led to a contradictory statement that would be published shortly after the one drafted on Air Force One.

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According to a New York Times report,

‘Not long after, the news site Circa published a different version, saying that the June 2016 meeting had been set up “to discuss a Russian policy.” Mr. Corallo, the spokesman for the legal team, said in that story that the Russians had “misrepresented who they were and who they worked for.” He, along with the rest of the president’s legal team, was not consulted about Donald Trump Jr.’s statement before it was released.’

With two dueling statements having been published, it caused a great deal of conflict between Trump officials. A conference call which took place the next morning between Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, Corallo, and the president suggests even further damaging evidence of obstruction of justice.

While on the call, Corallo attempted to explain why the initial statement would backfire, claiming that documents would eventually surface that would indicate the true intent of the meeting, that of getting political dirt about Clinton. Hicks responded by saying the emails “will never get out,” causing Corallo to become concerned that Hicks may attempt to obstruct justice by hiding the documents. Shortly after their conference call, Corallo resigned.

Given the extent to which Trump was supervising and guiding the drafting of the statement, a clear lie despite knowing the true intent of the meetings, the release could become a point of obstruction, and evidence of a far larger cover up by the Trump campaign. Corallo, who has now been called in for an interview with Mueller and his team, may provide damning insight into the context of the phone calls, and the influence of the president on drafting the release. If the Trump team truly did partake in an obstruction of justice, and the meeting did provide a means of Russian interference, legal consequences may very well be in reach against the campaign and administration.

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