The mainstream propaganda machine which Americans call their media is at it again doing the only thing it seems to know how to do. This time it’s riling up angry, misinformed and under informed Americans about emails recently released by Donald Trump Jr. of his interactions with a Russian lawyer who promised to provide him with negative information about his fathers opponent in 2016 presidential election.
The story is all over the news about how Mr Trump Jr has committed treason and broken the law by “colluding” with Russia to meddle in the United States presidential election. As a result, riled up sheep are almost frothing at the mouth in anger at the Trumps for “helping Russia rig our elections.”
The New York Times begins its story on the issue like this, “The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton.” (Oooh, be afraid, Putin sent his senior government agent to to Trump)
The email in question is reproduced below” –
On Jun 3, 2016, at 10:36 AM, Rob Goldstone wrote:
Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting.
The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump – helped along by Aras and Emin.
What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?
I can also send this info to your father via Rhona, but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first.
To which Donald Trump Jr. replied: –
On Jun 3, 2016, at 10:53, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
Thanks Rob I appreciate that. I am on the road at the moment but perhaps I just speak to Emin first. Seems we have some time and if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer. Could we do a call first thing next week when I am back?
CNN began their own propaganda this way: –
Donald Trump’s defenders have always argued that the entire notion his campaign colluded with Russia was all smoke and no fire. That may not cut it anymore.
The truth, however, despite everything they’re saying, is that Donald Trump Jr. has broken no laws by accepting whatever information was released to him by the Russians about Hillary Clinton, assuming any information was actually released to him because the emails do not say. It’s not treason, or against the law to try to dig up dirt on your political opponent from anywhere you can.
Legal luminaries across the nation have looked at the whole situation and all have come to the conclusion that it would take a kind of stretch that would border on illegality to convict Mr Trump Jr. of any wrong doing.
Law News breaks the whole thing down to as simple an explanation as possible, and I quote them here: –
“Donald Trump Jr. took a meeting from someone claiming evidence of foreign corruption by Hillary Clinton. The meeting proved useless. Donald Trump Jr. released the emails leading to the meeting. It is clear from the documents and statements of all involved that Donald Trump Jr. did nothing wrong. He broke no law. This isn’t like Hillary Clinton’s husband soliciting donations disguised as speech payments, travel costs, and charity work, while Hillary was Secretary of State. Based solely on the fact the source of the information was a Yeltsin-era prosecutor from Russia, a few anti-Trump lawyers falsely accuse Trump Jr. of a crime.
The Code of Federal Regulations makes the law immunizing Trump Jr.’s actions precisely clear: any foreign national individual may volunteer personal services to a federal candidate or federal political committee without making a contribution. The law provides this volunteer “exemption” as long as the individual performing the service is not compensated by anyone on the campaign. See 11 CFR 100.74. For example, as the Federal Election Commission advises all, “an individual can provide volunteer services to a candidate or party without considering the value of those service a contribution to the candidate or party.” Section 30121 of Title 52 does not apply to voluntary activity or services. The thing “of value” must be actual money, or its transferable equivalent, not a volunteer of services or information. Otherwise, if volunteering information in coordination with a campaign constituted donations, everyone from John Harwood to Chuck Todd (and maybe all of CNN) made millions in donations to the Hillary campaign, as WikiLeaks emails disclosed.”
So, there you go. Donald Trump Jr. has committed no crime, and the propaganda machine knows that. This is just something they’ve brought up in order to keep the fake Russia rigged our presidential election narrative going.
The longer that distraction stays up on air, the longer they keep the sheep from thinking about the real reasons a man like Donald Trump defeated the candidate they imposed as flag bearer.