Anyone who bothered to read the transcript of Glenn Simpson’s testimony and absorb its contents would have been left with deep suspicions about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting of Donald Trump, Jr. and campaign officials with the connected Russian lawyer. The Russian lawyer met with Simpson before and after the meeting for some reason or other. Now Lee Smith puts the pieces of the puzzle together in an excellent RealClearPolitics investigative piece suggesting that the meeting was a setup. Tucker Carlson invited Lee on his Fox News show last night for a brief segment stating his findings (below). Highly recommended.
In the current issue of the Weekly Standard, Eric Felten goes in for a close look at the public statements about the meeting by the Trump team once it became public. He asks: “Will Don Jr. be left holding the bag?” Read together with Lee Smith’s piece, we have a case study in the coverup aggravating the non-crime (and distracting attention from the real perpetrators).