Donald Trump Jr. just cannot stop creating headaches for his father.
Earlier this week, the president’s most annoying son once again dominated headlines thanks to his infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russians and the fact that his memory was extremely fuzzy during his recent testimony before the Senate. But Trump Jr. is making headlines again – it turns out that wasn’t the only meeting that Trump Jr. participated in to help his father win the election.
The New York Times has just reported that there was a second Trump Tower meeting, which took place a few months after the first. This meeting was arranged by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and its sole purpose was to discuss how to help Trump win the 2016 election.
The Times wrote:
“The emissary, George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the crown princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president. The social media specialist, Joel Zamel, extolled his company’s ability to give an edge to a political campaign; by that time, the firm had already drawn up a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump.
The company, which employed several Israeli former intelligence officers, specialized in collecting information and shaping opinion through social media.”
It was reported that Trump Jr. “responded approvingly”, and Nader met with several other officials from Trump’s campaign, such as his son-in-law Jared Kushner. However, it’s not clear if the proposal was actually executed or not and the Times claims “the details of who commissioned it remain in dispute.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now looking into these interactions and Nader is cooperating with the investigation. Trump Jr.’s lawyer has told the Times that Trump Jr. “was not interested and that was the end of it.” But considering what we know of Trump Jr.’s memory, we can’t rely on that at all.
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