According to a report from respected political reporter Michael Isikoff, Police in Spain have been secretly wiretapping Russian political figure Alexander Torshin for some time, and they recently turned these wiretaps over to the FBI.
This is particularly bad news for Donald Trump Jr., because — you guessed it — he met with Torshin. To phrase it how the Spanish police did:
“Just a few months ago, the wiretaps of these telephone conversations were given to the FBI,” Grinda said in response to a question from Yahoo News. Asked if he was concerned about Torshin’s meetings with Donald Trump Jr. and other American political figures, Grinda replied: “Mr. Trump’s son should be concerned.”
Nevertheless, I’m certain there’s a lot more to the wiretaps than just this, but the million dollar question is…what exactly does this have to do with the Senate?
Well, you see, after months of stalling, the Republican controlled Senate Judiciary Committee all of a sudden decided to release the transcripts from Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony. It seemed like a strange decision at the the time, but more than likely, it’s because the wiretaps prove Junior committed perjury. If you think that’s a reach, just ask Democratic Senator Chris Coons, who announced in a two-page letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that Trump Jr may have indeed committed perjury by giving a “false testimony”:
“I am writing to you because I am deeply concerned that, based on new information we learned this week, Donald Trump Jr. provided false testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I would like to renew my request that he be called to return and appear before the full committee to testify in an open hearing,” Coons wrote.
This helps explain why the GOP Senate leadership made such a quick decision to throw Trump Jr. under the bus. It wanted to do so while it could, and perhaps more importantly, before it was too late. It knew it was only going to be a matter of time before the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller would have their hands on the tapes. And last, but not least, before the general public became aware.