The Trump team’s repeated lies about what exactly happened during a meeting between campaign members and a Kremlin-linked lawyer indicate that there might be foul play involved, writes David A. Graham of The Atlantic. President Trump’s claims that collusion is not a crime also suggests a desire to defend potentially illegal actions by him or his campaign. The fact that his statements about what actually happened at the meeting are constantly changing also doesn’t bode well. Accepting damaging information from foreign nationals goes against campaign-finance laws. Trump appears increasingly nervous as more information surfaces.
Recent reports about the happenings at a Trump Tower meeting involving a lawyer with ties to Russia and Trump campaign members don’t raise anything incriminating, infers Byron York of The Washington Examiner. Crucially, while dirt on Hillary Clinton may have interested Trump’s team, none was offered in the end. The subject of the meeting ended up being the adoption of Russian children by Americans and US sanctions on the country. Up until now, no proof has been presented that shows the Trump campaign broke campaign-finance laws. Much of what has recently been written wasn’t new; the president stated what happened in 2017.