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#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert issues apology to Eric Trump

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After a weeklong hiatus, Late Show host Stephen Colbert made it back to work just in time for President Trump’s White House to collapse under the weight of (what else but) its very own email scandal.

A lot of the blame squarely on Donald Trump Jr.’s shoulders, Colbert figured the president’s second-born son, Eric, deserved an apology.

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  1. Independent1 July 12, 2017

    Here’s even more from Colbert as an encore:

    Stephen Colbert Explains Donald Trump Jr.-Russia Collusion Claims In 1 Handy Diagram

    https://youtu.be/wUpL05wjUP0

    Stephen Colbert broke out his trusty chalkboard as he attempted to predict Donald Trump Jr.’s future on Tuesday. With Donald Trump’s eldest son facing accusations that he colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the “Late Show” host tried to connect the dots between the key figures that are allegedly involved.

    And according to Colbert’s diagram, at least, it most likely won’t end well for Trump Jr.

    Check out the full segment above:

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  2. Independent1 July 12, 2017

    Faux News, GOP legislators, Trump Jr. himself are all trying to downplay the bordering on treason meeting that took place between the Trump campaign and the Russians (e.g., calling the meeting a nothing burger) but the writer of this Business Insider article takes great issue with that assessment.

    See these excerpts from that article:

    Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘staggering admissions’ about meeting with a Russian lawyer are skirting a huge question

    Experts say the disclosure that President Donald Trump’s eldest son met with a Russian lawyer after being promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton raises new questions in the ongoing saga about Trump’s ties to Russia. Experts say the new revelations bring up a key question: Why Did Trump turn to a Russian national for potentially damaging information on Clinton?

    A ‘devastating’ development – “These are pretty staggering admissions by Donald Trump Jr.,” said Andrew Wright, an associate professor at Savannah Law School. “He confirms that Trump’s son, son-in-law, and campaign chair met with a Russian lawyer for the express purpose of receiving damaging information about Trump’s political opponent in an American presidential election.”

    Benjamin Wittes, the editor-in-chief of Lawfare, called the developments “devastating” and said that “it shows that the Trump folks were willing to cooperate with Kremlin in exchange for dirt on Hillary.” Wittes also said Trump’s second statement to The Times indicated his “ONLY interest” in the meeting with Veselnitskaya “was the dirt the Russians might provide on Clinton.” Donald Trump’s legal team said in a statement that “the president was not aware of and did not attend the meeting.”

    Veselnitskaya also told The Times on Saturday that “nothing at all about the presidential campaign” was discussed, adding that she had “never acted on behalf of the Russian government” and “never discussed any of these matters with any representative of the Russian government.” The Times’ stories, however, shed light on the first confirmed direct meeting between Donald Trump’s inner circle and a Russian national with ties to the Kremlin. And Donald Trump Jr.’s statements, regardless of the content of the meeting, “showintent — a clear-cut willingness to have Russian support — and they reveal specific actions undertaken to obtain it,”
    wrote Bob Bauer, who was a White House counsel to President Barack Obama.

    The developments also added another layer to a question that has dogged the Trump administration since the president took office and is a focus of multiple congressional inquiries and an FBI counterintelligence investigation: Did the Trump campaign collude with Russia to tilt the 2016 election in his favor?

    The clearest indication of intent so far – for more, go here:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-jr-meeting-with-russian-lawyer-collusion-2017-7

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