Some people love it when President Trump tweets. They say that he is, in his own words, “Modern Presidential”. Others think he’s a disgrace to America, our culture and everything that the country stands for. Regardless of how you feel, one thing is for sure; his Twitter use certainly can’t help him when it comes to potential legal issues.
As you have probably heard, today the New York Times published a bombshell report which shows that Donald Trump Jr. allegedly met with a Russian Attorney on June 9, 2016 in order to receive damaging information on both Hillary Clinton and the DNC. In and of itself, this is quite horrific news for anyone within the Trump administration who has claimed that the campaign team never met with Russians.
To make matters worse though, this morning, Keith Olbermann discovered that President Trump made quite an interesting tweet on the afternoon of June 9, 2016 at 4:40 PM ET, the very same day that Donald Trump Jr. allegedly met with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. It read as follows, and was directed at Hillary Clinton after she told Trump to delete his Twitter account:
“How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up–and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?”
This was the very first time that Trump mentioned Hillary’s 33,000 emails on Twitter. Coincidence? Very unlikely!
To make matters worse for Trump, Donald Trump Jr. also tweeted in response to Hillary at 4:58 PM ET on June 9, 2016 saying, “Deleting seems to be her answer for everything! If you delete it it didn’t happen… Right???” This was also Trump Jr.’s first tweet about Hillary’s emails.
Why on the same day that Trump Jr. met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, who apparently had told the campaign that she had information that would be damning to Hillary Clinton and the DNC, would they both tweet about Hillary’s emails for the first time?
Perhaps Veselnitskaya had access to the 33,000 deleted emails — the same emails that the now deceased Peter W. Smith (who was allegedly working with Michael Flynn and others within the Trump campaign) was trying to obtain from the Russians and then have them validated via a third party source. Maybe the Trump campaign first learned of these emails existing in the hands of the Russians during the meeting with Veselnitskaya, and then had recruited Smith to try and obtain and validate them. Smith’s search apparently began sometime in September of 2016, about 3 months after Trump Jr.’s meeting with Veselnitskaya.
At this time, we can only guess what the connections may have been, or if they even exist at all, but surely the FBI and other intelligence agencies are looking deep into these different ties. Something definitely smells fishy here though. Coincidences happen but they don’t happen as often as this! Yet again, Trump and Trump Jr.’s tweets may come back to haunt them. Only time will tell.