This is what ought to be on everybody's political mind today.
Mostly Feeling Rebloggy
Donald Trump Jr., in a series of tweets, has released the emails concerning his meeting with a Russian attorney who claimed to have information on Hillary Clinton. They are even more damning than they sounded when the New York Times reported on their existence Monday night: It is now clear that Trump Jr. knew the information on offer came from the Russian government’s efforts to support his father’s campaign, and was thrilled by the prospect. “If it’s what you say I love it,” he replied.
The emails are between Trump Jr. and Rob Goldstone, a British publicist who arranged the meeting between Trump Jr. and lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya on behalf of Azeri oligarchs Emin and Aras Agalarov. The first email shows Trump Jr. was informed that the meeting was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump”:
Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting.
The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump — helped along by Aras and Emin.
So what does a rich white man have to do to sweat even one drop of water over a possible prison sentence for treason in the U.S.?
Hillary Clinton was a high level member of our government when some of this information was stolen by or for Russia, right? There's no way Chump-ette #1 didn't know this information he was being offered had to have been HACKED BY A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT
The whole thing about "BUT HER E-MAILS..." and the FBI investigation of Clinton was about her having potentially lost sensitive/ top secret information, right? That's what they kept claiming. And Chump-ette #1 deliberately went to go buy it or negotiate (trade presidential favors) for some of it?
So what does your net worth have to be to be safe from being prosecuted for treason?
At least 10 million?
At least 20 million?
At least 100 million?
I'm pretty sure your Daddy being president wouldn't necessarily have to be a factor if your family's net worth is about the 500 million dollar range -- for so long as you're a white man OR are rich white man adjacent (Ivanka)
|Martha Stewart went to prison in 2004 for insider trading crap I assume rich white men get away with...daily, then and now. She only went for five months and it's the cushiest prison there ever was....but Trump Jr. won't see the inside of it.|
We should also be fairly certain that tons-o-money requires the complexion-of-protection and male genitalia once you start talking treason.
If a son of President Obama had done this, he'd be packing for prison already. Heck President Obama himself would probably be in a cell beside him as a collaborator.
Women who those old white, male, decision-makers in congress can't imagine sleeping with? They might be disappeared from free society for a good long time too --even Oprah Winfrey, as rich as she is.
We are about to see just how far down we are in kakistocracy* shaped rabbit hole, I think.
(English pronunciation: /kækɪsˈtɑkɹəsi/) is a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. The word was coined by English author Thomas Love Peacock in 1829.