Trump Jr. has spent a lot of time lately trying to convince us that the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians was not focused on activity that would help win him the election by gathering dirt on Hillary Clinton. He’s claimed ignorance, but that is officially blown out of the water because he had a second meeting at Trump Tower and now Mueller knows all about it.
According to the New York Times, he held a meeting with an emissary for two Arab princes and an Israeli social media manipulator. George Nader is an international operative who began cooperating with Mueller earlier this year (and received an immunity deal)..Nader was also in attendance at the meeting.
Per the New York Times: “Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor.
The meeting was convened primarily to offer help to the Trump team, and it forged relationships between the men and Trump insiders that would develop over the coming months — past the election and well into President Trump’s first year in office, according to several people with knowledge of their encounters.
Erik Prince, the private security contractor and the former head of Blackwater, arranged the meeting, which took place on Aug. 3, 2016. The emissary, George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president. The social media specialist, Joel Zamel, extolled his company’s ability to give an edge to a political campaign; by that time, the firm had already drawn up a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump.”
The money may not have actually been exchanged, but Robert Mueller knows it was at the very least on the table. It won’t be hard to find it if they did go in fact go through with the deal.
Trump Jr.’s meeting with a foreign government in being called treason by many due to nature of the alleged cyber war that Russia waged on the 2016 election. The fact that Trump Jr. had another meeting with a foreign government means that he can no longer claim that he was tricked into the meeting or accidentally attended. Trump Jr. was clearly attempting to conspire with a foreign government and now Mueller knows all about it.