Now we know. In late 2016 Donald Jr. was receiving campaign advice – as well as anti-Hillary internet links and stolen website passwords – by way of Twitter’s DM function from the third-party intelligence agency Wikileaks.
What this means for Mueller’s Russia investigation, I’m not sure. It certainly illustrates a pattern of behavior among Trump’s inner circle, where even known anti-American actors could successfully infiltrate the 2016 campaign with relative ease.
The revelations aren’t surprising, nor is this development:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns — including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia — and has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of the matters and report back to him and his top deputy…
The Attorney General will consider appointing a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton.
The list of matters [Goodlatte] wanted probed was wide ranging but included the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, various dealings of the Clinton Foundation and several matters connected to the purchase of the Canadian mining company Uranium One by Russia’s nuclear energy agency.
This is exactly what Trump’s been pushing for behind the scenes. It’s been a long road, until now.
Only weeks ago he simply didn’t understand why the U.S. President couldn’t initiate a DOJ probe himself. Mystified at that, he’s been stymied by an AG who couldn’t read his omni-present moods or the media sheets and wouldn’t start a special counsel investigation in his stead. Why can’t Jeff Sessions throw Hillary Clinton in jail already? What is so hard about that? He thought he might have to fire everybody to get anything done.
We assume Donald this morning has softened his tone.