The news that President Trump’s son, Donald Jr., met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign has again thrown the White House into turmoil, and the fact that the younger Trump has now given three different accounts of the meeting in June of last year is also highly suspicious.
Monday evening on CNN, Ana Navarro wondered aloud how Donald Jr. could have been so stupid as to meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya, commenting:
“Now you understand why [Trump Jr.’s] story changed three times. When I read his statement, where he was admitting he had met with this Russian lawyer for the purpose of receiving information against Hillary Clinton, I thought: ‘My god, this kid was dropped on his head as a child.’ Could he possibly be admitting this?”
Navarro went on to remark that this latest revelation is further proof that the Trump campaign likely colluded with Russia:
“It is one thing after the other. The sheer amount of contact and meetings that none of them remember between Trump world and Russians involved with the Kremlin is astounding.
“This stinks to holy hell. It’s time that Republicans stop thinking narrowly, and start thinking broadly, about defending the American democracy and the integrity of our elections.”
Fellow panelist and Democratic strategist Bakari Sellers agreed with Navarro, adding:
“We need Republicans to stand up and say: ‘Something is here.’ It’s not just a bunch of smoke. The United States is burning down. And unless somebody realizes that and you have a kleptocracy who’s running the United States of America, and running rampant—and Donald Jr. is a perfect example. And to think many of us thought he probably was the bright one. Here we are today.”
There are no bright ones in the Trump family. They’re all equally ignorant, craven, and self-obsessed. They also think they’re above the law. But Special Counsel Robert Mueller will have the last word on that count.