The idiocy of Donald Trump Jr. may end up doing more than merely taking down his father. It may end up taking down an entire political party. Junior’s meeting with a Kremlin representative has been identified as the epicenter of the Trump-Russia plot to rig the election for Donald Trump. And now it very much appears that the head of the Republican Party at the time was also in attendance at the meeting between Junior and the Kremlin.
It turns out Reince Priebus was also at Trump Tower in New York on the day Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort met with the Russian government representative. ProPublica dug up old documentation confirming that Priebus arrived at the building just before the meeting (link). At the time, Priebus was the head of the Republican Party in his role as RNC Chair.
If Priebus was indeed in on the meeting, and wasn’t merely at Trump Tower to buy a hot dog, it means that the Republican Party – or at least its leader – was officially in on the plot with Russia and the Trump campaign to rig the election. This was all the way back on June 9th of 2016, when Donald Trump was first settling into having won the nomination. And the RNC Chair appears to have been in on it.
This leads to the question of who else among the Republican Party leadership was aware at the time that the Donald Trump campaign and Russia were plotting to rig the general election from almost the moment Trump had seized the Republican nomination. Are we to believe that RNC Chair Reince Priebus was in on the plot, but that Republican House leader Paul Ryan and Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell weren’t? Priebus was an errand boy for Ryan and McConnell at the time. When this is all said and done, the entirely GOP leadership might well go down for treason as well. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report