Trump lied. He did order the security clearance for Kushner, ignoring the advice of his advisers. (He’s legally entitled to do it but it was bad for our security.) The new revelations have hung Kushner’s lawyer, Lowell, out to dry and he is distancing himself from the actions by implying he didn’t know what happened.
Trump referred to the TRAIL in a tweet on Warren. Once again, he’s a bigot – and Trump, Jr. is proud of it.
It turns out that Trump, Jr.’s calls to a blocked number were to family friends and not to Trump. That still leaves lots of questions:
- Did Trump know about the meeting? He says he didn’t but he lies all the time. If he got the calls, this would have proven he knew but it still doesn’t put him in the clear.
- Why did they lie about the meeting? Trump prepared a false statement saying it was about adoptions.
- If the calls were to business associates, why didn’t Trump, Jr. just provide that information?