Mueller Should Indict Don Trump Jr.

It is acknowledged on all sides that President Trump cannot be indicted. But that doesn’t mean his son can’t. In fact, Mueller would be a fool to not do so. The case against him is very strong. He was at that June 2016 meeting with the Russians and later admitted that he was there for the purpose of getting dirt on Hillary:

 A meeting between President Donald Trump’s eldest son and a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign occurred at the behest of a Moscow-based singer with family ties to Trump’s businesses, according to a participant in the talks. Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged Monday he made time for the meeting hoping to get information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Now daddy admits to that fact:

President Donald Trump is now openly saying that the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting was to get information on Hillary Clinton. Although comments about the meeting have been shifting since it was first revealed there was often the undertone that at least part of the purpose of the sit-down with a Russian attorney was to discuss adoption policies. Moscow banned American families from adopting Russian children in 2012. Now, however, Trump is openly saying that the main point of the meeting was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.

President is realizes that his son in jeopardy. So he is desperate to try and destroy the Mueller probe:

Trump seemed to be referring to reports in both CNN and the Washington Post that reported his apparent concern for his son. “As one adviser described the president’s thinking, he does not believe his son purposefully broke the law, but is fearful nonetheless that Trump Jr. inadvertently may have wandered into legal jeopardy,” the Post reported. CNN, meanwhile hears from a source that Trump has upped the ante on his attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller because of concern that the probe may be closing in on his son.

The president is still insisting that he knew nothing of the meeting. Although, he says that there was no crime committed. He’s trying to have it both ways. The problem is that even that claim is contradicted by his “fixer” lawyer, Michael Cohen:

Trump and his son have both said then-candidate Trump had no advance knowledge of the meeting and that the meeting itself was not useful to the campaign. CNN reported last month that Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime personal lawyer and self-described “fixer” was willing to tell Mueller that Trump did know about the meeting in advance.

The law broken whether or not, as Don Jr. claims, nothing came of it:

The statute in question is 52 USC 30121, 36 USC 510 — the law governing foreign contributions to US campaigns…

A foreign national shall not, directly or indirectly, make a contribution or a donation of money or other thing of value, or expressly or impliedly promise to make a contribution or a donation, in connection with any Federal, State, or local election.

It is a slam dunk case against father and son. Nonetheless, the likelihood of Trump being impeached, even if Mueller sends his eventual recommendation to Congress, is unlikely. It would require two-thirds of the Senate to vote for conviction, after impeachment in the House. But a indictment of Don Jr. is feasible and would serve to irreparably damage this White House. The pressure on President Trump to resign would be immense since he would be an unindicted co-conspirator.

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