No matter how furiously the White House tries to run away from stories of possible collusion between members of the administration and Trump family with Russian agents and individuals during the 2016 campaign, their actions and lies continue to hound them.
On Sunday, the New York Times published a blockbuster report alleging that Donald Trump Jr. met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer who said she had damaging information on Hillary Clinton she was willing to trade in exchange for favors if and when the president was elected.
But to hear senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tell it Monday morning on CNN, the entire matter is much ado about nothing. Conway told host Chris Cuomo:
“You keep on saying Russia. Who was this woman? Why was she there?”
Cuomo pointed out that the very fact Donald Jr. took the meeting is troubling, to say the least:
“He still took the meeting. He took the meeting with a Russian lawyer who said she had information on Hillary Clinton.”
Rather than respond, Conway tried to pivot to a story in The Hill which suggests former FBI Director James Comey may have revealed classified information when he gave memos of his meetings with President Trump to a friend so they could be shared with the media. That report is based on unnamed sources, which the administration has repeatedly condemned as being unreliable, as Cuomo reminded Conway:
“So unnamed sources are OK for Comey but not for Trump?”
Once again, Conway attempted to spin the narrative to suit her purposes:
“Let’s focus on what did not happen in that meeting.”
That’s when Cuomo dropped the neutron bomb of truth on top of Conway’s head:
“You can’t pick what you like and what you don’t like. Don Jr. changed his story… It matters. Period.”
For months now, we’ve been wondering when a smoking gun linking all of the possible collusion with Russia would appear. The meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian attorney could be the final piece of evidence which leads to the unraveling of the entire Trump-Russia story. The White House’s lies are crumbling under facts and contradictions. The end is near.
Here’s the interview with Kellyanne Conway:
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org