If there’s one thing Don Jr. loves more than the phrase “the fruits of my father’s labor,” it’s meetings. Don. Jr. simply loves meetings!
Don Jr. was present at that meeting at Trump Tower in 2016, along with Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, in an attempt to get damning information about Hillary Clinton from sources connected to the Russian government. One imagines Don Jr. has attended a fair amount of meetings surrounding his forthcoming divorce. Now we know that over the summer of 2016, three months before the dreaded election, Don Jr. had some more meetings, with some other interesting people!
The New York Times reports that on August 3, 2016, Don Jr. took a meeting with three people with very alluring proposals: an Israeli who specialized in “social media manipulation;” George Nader, a representative for two Arab princes; and a Republican donor who worked in the not-at-all shady business of private security. Here is what they offered to Don Jr.:
The emissary, George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president. The social media specialist, Joel Zamel, extolled his company’s ability to give an edge to a political campaign; by that time, the firm had already drawn up a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump. The company, which employed several Israeli former intelligence officers, specialized in collecting information and shaping opinion through social media.
It is unclear whether such a proposal was executed, and the details of who commissioned it remain in dispute. But Donald Trump Jr. responded approvingly, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting, and after those initial offers of help, Mr. Nader was quickly embraced as a close ally by Trump campaign advisers — meeting frequently with Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, and Michael T. Flynn, who became the president’s first national security adviser. At the time, Mr. Nader was also promoting a secret plan to use private contractors to destabilize Iran, the regional nemesis of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates.
This meeting is the first real indication that a country other than Russia showed any interest in assisting the Trump campaign with their nefarious plan to win America, and are also reportedly a focus of Robert Mueller’s long-standing investigation into Russia’s possible collusion—by now a wide-ranging, tangled mess of idiocy, intrigue, and hubris.
Read the entire report here.