An ex-staffer on the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign has come forward with information about conversations he had with a fellow ex Trump staffer about Russia, and it’ll tell you all you need to know.
It seems that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort isn’t alone when it comes to Trump’s campaign staff pleading guilty, and he probably won’t be the last.
Months ago information came out that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election after being promised information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.
Interestingly enough, however, the lawyer that Trump Jr. met with denied possessing any such information, let alone promising to disclose anything.
“I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton,” the lawyer told the media. “It was never my intention to have that.”
President Trump is claiming innocence over the email ordeal, claiming that he didn’t know what had transpired until after his son, Trump Jr., released his emails publically.
In a more recent development, the head of a data analytics company links to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign reached out to WikiLeaks during the election regarding thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was employed as Secretary of State, according to reports.
Alexander Nix, the chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, told several individuals that he’d messaged Assange about getting access to Hilary Clinton’s private server and turning them into databases that could be combed for information. But, as if that wasn’t big enough, Cambridge Analytica also seems to be related Jared Kushner, Trump’s son in law.
Trump was scheduled to have lunch with Attorney General Jeff Sessions just a few hours after his former campaign chairman was indicted on 12 charges against the United States. The charges including launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading US Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.
Schumer issued a blistering warning to Trump early Monday, in light of all the charges being brought against Trump’s former campaign chairman.
“The President must not, under any circumstances, interfere with the special counsel’s work in any way. If he does so, Congress must respond swiftly, unequivocally, and in a bipartisan way to ensure that the investigation continues,” Schumer said in a statement.
What’s Happening Now:
Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page claims he “probably” discussed Russia with another former Trump staffer, George Papadopolous, by email.
“It [Russia] may have come up from time to time, again, you know, there’s nothing major,” Page told MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
Papadopolous, 30, a former foreign policy adviser from Trump’s campaign pleaded guilty over a month ago, according to previously secret records, to lying to the FBI to the FBI about his contact with Russian Officials.
Watch the interview here:
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) October 31, 2017