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#1 Compare this to the furor when a Business Tycoon in the Green/Alt Energy Field has a private meeting with... what? ♫ crickets ♫
Posted by magpie 2017-07-11 10:11||
#2 The way they are shopping the story on National People's Radio is that the meeting was illegal because Natasha was offering opposition research on Felonia's campaign and since opposition research has market value, this violates the law against accepting anything of value from foreigners to influence an election. QED, bitches!
Posted by SteveS 2017-07-11 14:34||
#3 There are three possible explanations for the events described by the emails.
1. This was an attempt by the Russian government to do something.
2. It was an attempt by the Russian attorney or parties she represented to do something
3. It was an attempt by Democratic operatives to do something.
If it was the Russian government the purpose must have been to see if the Trumps could be bribed. But apparently the attorney was not informed of the email message and, whether she was an agent or not, she succeeded only in annoying the Trump people at the meeting. Is Russian intelligence this clumsy? I doubt it.
If she was the instigator of the scheme, I imagine she would have shown some knowledge of the emails, and offered some tale about the people mentioned in them. That she annoyed everyone within five minutes by talking only about other matters would mark her as an idiot, if she was familiar with the emails.
The third possibility is the only one that really makes sense.
Perhaps the Dems were trying to create dirt about the Trumps to help their campaign. The attorney had contacted them about the Magnitsky question, (which was of interest to both the Russian government and others she may have represented), and they decided to foist her on the Trumps by very indirectly getting the email message to them.
The comment by Goldstone "...is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump–helped along by Aras and Emin."
is something that is peculiar. Where did Goldstone get this idea?
It is not implied elsewhere in the email.
Where did it come from?
Did it originate with Goldstone? Or did it come from whoever communicated the message to Goldstone?
Perhaps Goldstone could answer these questions. If he was a loyal friend of Trump, (odd for a British journalist) he would not have invented it.
The simplest interpretation is that the original authors of the message in the email were attempting to plant evidence that the Russian government favored Trump.
The only people wanting to do so were the Democrats.
Why would they want to do so?
Perhaps they wee afraid that the lucrative relations between the Podestas and the Russians would come out, and they were looking for insurance, in evidence that the Russians favored Trump.
Someone should ask Goldstone who told him that the Russians favored Trump?
Posted by Daniel 2017-07-11 17:41||