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Sun Aug 5, 2018, 12:59 PM

Junior admitted publicly over a year ago that the meeting...

...was called for the purpose of getting info about Clinton. So, why is it news that Senior repeated that admittance this morning?

If he were to admit that he knew about the meeting ahead of time or that he participated in the meeting, that would be news.

But admittance regarding the purpose of the meeting is old news. Are folks just hard up for excitement on a lazy Sunday?

I'm not saying this whole matter isn't a big deal. It is, of course. But I don't get the reaction to this morning's tweet.

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Reply Junior admitted publicly over a year ago that the meeting... (Original post)
Garrett78 Aug 2018 OP
greyl Aug 2018 #1
Garrett78 Aug 2018 #2
greyl Aug 2018 #3
Garrett78 Aug 2018 #4
greyl Aug 2018 #5
Garrett78 Aug 2018 #6
greyl Aug 2018 #8
Garrett78 Aug 2018 #9
mr_lebowski Aug 2018 #14
ReformedGOPer Aug 2018 #7
marylandblue Aug 2018 #10
Garrett78 Aug 2018 #11
Tommy_Carcetti Aug 2018 #12
Garrett78 Aug 2018 #13
Tommy_Carcetti Aug 2018 #15
Garrett78 Aug 2018 #16
Algernon Moncrieff Aug 2018 #17
Garrett78 Aug 2018 #18

Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:00 PM

1. What was traitor tot's first explanation? nt

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Response to greyl (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:05 PM

2. That it was about an old adoption program.

But then he was forced to say it only turned into a meeting about adoptions after the initial purpose didn't amount to anything.

"Obviously I'm the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent... went nowhere but had to listen." July 10, 2017

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/jul/14/timeline-shifting-accounts-trump-tower-meeting-rus/

I don't really see how Senior repeating what Junior said is big news.

Mueller had that info long ago. Does Mueller have proof that Trump Sr. knew about the meeting and has lied by saying he didn't, or that Trump Sr. participated in the meeting? That's the big question.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:08 PM

3. It's about their changing stories, consciousness of guilt, and the cover-up. nt

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Response to greyl (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:10 PM

4. But that isn't news.

The change in story happened last summer. Senior is repeating what Junior said in July of 2017.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:13 PM

5. Dotard's tweets today, happened today. Five hours ago. nt

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Response to greyl (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:14 PM

6. Yes. He repeated what was made public over a year ago.

So...

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:18 PM

8. It's not about us knowing what was likely to be true based on public info,

it's that donald has now published another new excuse for himself, and is blaming his son.

Edit:

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Response to greyl (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:24 PM

9. What did he say in that tweet that was new?

He repeated what Junior had said over a year ago (which is that it was a meeting about getting into about an opponent, and that such a thing is par for the course in politics).

And he repeated what he has said many times before, that he didn't know about the meeting ahead of time.

We've also known for quite some time that Trump did, in fact, advise his son regarding his statement about the meeting.

What part is new? Again, this matter is of importance and may be key to sinking the Trump ship. But Trump's tweet this morning is just a repeat.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:48 PM

14. Agree 100% ... not much 'new' in this, hence nothing additionally incriminating ...

The 'DU Hope Train' is still barreling full-speed though ... we should be used to it by now

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:17 PM

7. Perhaps Hope Hicks mentioned her testimony to the dotard yesterday when she boarded AF1.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:31 PM

10. Trump keeps admitting to or actually committing crimes on twitter

It's something that's hard to ignore, even for the most blind members of the media.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:35 PM

11. The issue at hand is a big deal and may prove key to sinking the ship.

Though I expect it's more likely that financial dealings will be what really does the most damage.

But, regardless, Trump's tweet this morning is just a repeat of things that have been said before by either him or his son.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:40 PM

12. It's that he's openly confessing to conspiring with the Russians

That is indeed a big deal.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:45 PM

13. A big deal but not news.

Nothing in this morning's tweet hasn't been said before by either Trump or his son.

1) The meeting was about getting info about a political opponent.

2) Point #1 is par for the course in politics.

3) 'I didn't know about the meeting'.

None of that is new. I stated in the OP and throughout this thread that this matter is a big deal. But this morning's tweet is nothing new.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:51 PM

15. He's never been this blunt about it before. Nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:53 PM

16. He's repeating the exact same things he and Jr. have stated before.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 02:02 PM

17. Agreed

Their new stance is, "yeah, we met with Russia to dig up dirt on Clinton - so what?"

The real questions are how much did the Trumpsters know about the wider attack on the electoral system and Donnie's financial ties to the Russian mob.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 02:08 PM

18. That's not even a new stance.

Junior said as much in July of 2017. That it was about getting info about a political opponent and that doing so is the norm in politics. Senior merely repeated that this morning. And then added his usual, 'I didn't know about the meeting'.

There's nothing new here. That doesn't mean this issue isn't a problem for Trump, but he didn't say anything new. I just don't get the frenzy over his tweet.

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