Tonight’s latest leak comes to you from Air Force One and the often misleading Washington Post—
According to anonymous sources flying with President Trump from Germany in July — President Trump helped his eldest son Donald Jr. in forming a statement to the media about his meeting with DNC-linked Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in 2016.
In the same report, Jared Kushner’s team of advisors and lawyers were supposedly pushing for Donald Trump Jr.’s emails about his meeting with the Russian lawyer to be leaked to the press. But how did the New York Times know about this conversation.
According to WaPo:
Hope Hicks, the White House director of strategic communications and one of the president’s most trusted and loyal aides, and Josh Raffel, a White House spokesman who works closely with Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, huddled with Kushner’s lawyers, and they advocated for a more transparent approach, according to people with knowledge of the conversations.
In one scenario, these people said, Kushner’s team talked about sharing everything, including the contents of the emails, with a mainstream news organization.
Hicks and Raffel declined to comment. Kushner attorney Abbe Lowell also declined to comment.
The president’s outside legal team, led by Marc Kasowitz, had suggested that the details be given to Circa, an online news organization that the Kasowitz team thought would be friendly to Trump. Circa had inquired in previous days about the meeting, according to people familiar with the discussions.
There are many other people who could have leaked these emails to the press and President Trump is working on significantly reducing the leaks coming from his administration.
It is still unclear how the NY Times obtained Don Jr.’s emails.
It took the Washington Post 13 paragraphs to mention that none of this is a crime.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 1, 2017