At the risk of sounding arrogant, we more or less had this whole Trump Tower thing figured out nearly four hundred days ago. Back on July 10th of 2017, just after the news broke that Donald Trump Jr had met with Russian government representatives to try to obtain dirt about Hillary Clinton, Palmer Report pointed out that Donald Trump had incriminated himself just two days earlier. Now the pieces fit together much more clearly.
As we pointed out last year, just two days before the meeting between Trump Jr and the Russians, Donald Trump made this statement during a campaign speech: “I am going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week and we’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons. I think you’re going to find it very informative and very, very interesting.”
It was obvious that, shortly before the meeting, Donald Trump was expecting to imminently get his hands on dirt about Hillary Clinton. Unless this was the most remarkable coincidence of all time, Trump clearly knew at least two days in advance about his son’s upcoming meeting with Russia, and about the specific nature of the meeting. All that was left was to prove how Trump specifically found out in advance of the meeting. Then came the events of the past few days.
First, the New York Times reported that Michael Cohen was willing to testify that he witnessed Donald Trump signing off on the Russia meeting before it happened. Then Rudy Giuliani inexplicably admitted on cable news that Trump campaign leaders held a meeting two days before the Russia meeting, in order to plot out how to deal with it. So now we know the details of how Donald Trump knew in advance about the Russia meeting. Of course his own words gave him away a long time ago.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report