In a breaking release on Wednesday, the Senate dropped a bombshell by releasing transcripts of the now-infamous “Trump Tower meeting,” which has been used by the enemies of the president as the basis of wild conspiracy theories.
The transcripts clearly vindicate President Trump of the allegations of Russian collusion which have dogged him since winning the election, and as the report states, there was “no focus on Russian activities” during the meeting.
Although the left and other enemies of the president have tried to frame the meeting as “criminal,” Trump and his family were cleared of wrongdoing by the transcripts, which showed that Hillary Clinton was never even mentioned during the meeting.
During testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a Russian interpreter present at Trump Tower during the meeting said that there “was no offer to release hacked emails, hack voter systems or anything else ‘that might reasonably be considered collusion’ between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
JUST IN: Senate panel releases transcripts on Trump Tower meeting https://t.co/42QVeH2b9n
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 16, 2018
In newly-released Senate transcripts, Donald Trump Jr. says he never talked to his father about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting. pic.twitter.com/c6VH2wlDvY
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 16, 2018
Trump supporters, having grown fed up with Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into the “Russian collusion” allegations, shared their thoughts on Twitter, and weren’t exactly surprised at the results of the transcripts, having known that the president was innocent all along.
Now can they release what happened during Fast and Furious, Benghazi and the 33,000 missing Hillary emails? What a joke.
— Stephen Gately (@stgately) May 16, 2018
The meeting with the FBI’s Russian plant, hoping to entrap @DonaldJTrumpJr ?
— 🚵♂️Dave Sewell🇺🇸 (@DaveOfPrescott) May 16, 2018
Good… Didn’t #CrookedHillary call this stuff “opposition research”?
JUST sayin 🇺🇸 🇺🇸
— 🏌️♂️ Posting & Toasting ⛳ (@netteKnows) May 16, 2018
Is it odd that the senate has transcripts from the Trump Tower meeting but yet has no transcripts from the tarmac meeting? How does that happen?
— mas (@masegesta) May 16, 2018
Another nothing burger. Russian playing with US politics and the media and the DNC being duped into it. Anti trumppers see what they want to see.
— tf (@FirstGenImmig) May 16, 2018
As reported by FoxNews
Donald Trump Jr. and other key figures involved in an infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian figures during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign largely downplayed its significance and said Hillary Clinton was hardly discussed despite past speculation, in newly released transcripts from Senate Judiciary Committee interviews.
The committee released more than 1,800 pages of transcripts Wednesday from interviews with numerous figures involved in the June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. The controversial meeting, when it was revealed, fueled allegations of Trump campaign coordination with Russia – as Trump Jr. was apparently promised dirt on Clinton’s supposed involvement with Russia.
But Trump Jr. said he was “skeptical” going into the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
“In his e-mail to me, Rob [Goldstone] suggested that someone had official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton and her dealings with Russia and that the information would be very useful to the campaign,” Trump Jr. said, noting he was “skeptical of his outreach” as he only knew Goldstone as a “colorful music promoter.”
Rob Goldstone, who was a music promoter, arranged the meeting at the request of pop singer Emin Agalarov, and later said he thought the meeting was a “bad idea.”
“My skepticism was justified. The meeting provided no meaningful information and turned out to be not about what was represented,” Trump Jr. said. “The meeting was instead primarily focused on Russian adoptions, which is exactly what I said over a year later in my statement of July 8, 2017.”
In a written response, Veselnitskaya said no information specific to Clinton was provided in the meeting. She also lamented the “kind of apocalyptic Hollywood scenario what a private conversation between a lawyer and a businessman can be turned into.”
Trump Jr. testified that he had “no way to gauge” the “reliability, credibility, or accuracy” of anything Goldstone promised.
“I love it,” Trump Jr. had written back to Goldstone at the time. But he testified that it was “simply a colloquial way of saying that I appreciated Rob’s gesture.”
Trump Jr. testified that if he was given information on Clinton, he would have then consulted with counsel to “make an informed decision as to whether to give it any further consideration.”
“I also note at this time there was no focus on Russian activities that there is today,” Trump Jr. said. Trump Jr. also noted that he was not aware of who would be in the meeting.
Trump said that Veselnitskaya did not provide any information on Clinton beyond “very generally something about individuals connected to Russia supporting or funding Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton or the Democratic National Committee.”