Not everything is what it appears to be at first glance.
That’s one of the key takeaways from the 20-minute meeting that Donald Trump, Jr. had with a Russian lawyer last year. The meeting, which was held at Trump Tower, was set up by Miss Universe publicist Rob Goldstone after he had a few words with his client, Azerbaijani-Russian entertainer Emin Agalarov.
The fact that the confab (which was also attended by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump political consultant Paul Manafort) was held at all was trumpeted by Hillary Clinton and top Democrats that “Russian Collusion!” was happening between the campaign of Donald Trump and the Russian government.
The story the Democrats were pushing was that Trump’s people attended the meeting to see what kind of dirt could be found out about Clinton.
But if one looks closer at the facts in the case — such as the email chain between the two parties prior to their rendezvous — one can see that the discussion was not about Clinton at all. In fact, when Donald Trump, Jr. found out that the Russian lawyer didn’t want to talk about Clinton, he quickly realized the lawyer and her associates had nothing valuable to offer him, and the meeting was a one-off.
As One America News Network’s Kristian Rouz says in this clip, the real story around the meeting is much more complex than the media would have you believe it is.