Opinion| It seems everywhere we look the foundations of the “Trump colluded with Russia” narrative are crumbling.
If you have been following the effort to bring down the Trump Presidency you likely recall the MSM beaming with glee as they reported that Donald Trump Jr. had made a phone call to a blocked number immediately following his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in Trump Tower in 2016.
As soon as these reports surfaced the usual “Russia, Russia, Russia” crowd were certain that the call was to President Trump and that this was proof that he knew about Jr’s meeting with Veselnitskaya ahead of time. The Democrats and the MSM seemed certain this was proof of the collusion between Trump and Russia.
In November, House Intelligence Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff said to CNN, “We wanted to get the phone records to determine, was Donald Trump talking to his son about this meeting. It’s an obvious investigative step, but one the Republicans were unwilling to take because they were afraid of where the evidence might lead.”
Of course, as with most of the things that come out of Adam Schiff’s mouth, this was all BS, and the truth is that none of the calls Jr. made following the meeting were to his father.
The Senate Intelligence Committee obtained phone records showing Donald Trump Jr. did not speak with his father from a blocked telephone number in the days before the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016.
The finding, first reported by CNN, undercuts Democrats’ theory Trump Jr. might have told his father in those phone calls about the Trump Tower meeting, which was held June 9, 2016, with a group of Russians who had offered dirt on Hillary Clinton….
Phone records provided to the Senate Intelligence panel shows the calls were between Trump Jr. and two business associates, according to CNN.
The calls were made in the days before the Trump Tower meeting. Another call occurred several hours after the meeting. The identity of the business associates is not clear.
In response to an ABC News report on Twitter, Trump Jr. posted, “Has anyone heard from Adam Schiff? I imagine he’s busy leaking other confidential info from the House Intelligence Committee to change the subject?!? #FullOfSchiff”
Has anyone heard from Adam Schiff?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 1, 2019
President Trump took to Twitter to make sure the report was seen by America and the world: “Just out: The big deal, very mysterious Don jr telephone calls, after the innocent Trump Tower meeting, that the media & Dems said were made to his father (me), were just conclusively found NOT to be made to me. They were made to friends & business associates of Don. Really sad!”
Just out: The big deal, very mysterious Don jr telephone calls, after the innocent Trump Tower meeting, that the media & Dems said were made to his father (me), were just conclusively found NOT to be made to me. They were made to friends & business associates of Don. Really sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2019
How many more swings and misses do the Democrats and the media get before everyone realizes this whole narrative was concocted to neuter Trump’s Presidency and stop him from fulfilling his promises to put America First Again?