Trump defends son after disclosure of Russian emails

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  • Susan Storm Sandy, UT
    July 17, 2017 12:00 a.m.

    I am alarmed that the party in power is not taking this seriously.

    The constitution was written with people like the current president and his family in mind. But it means nothing if congress is unwilling to take action.

    Country over party.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2017 10:39 a.m.

    The campaign's use of fifty grand for Junior to lawyer up helps the economy. Removing the sanctions as was the design of the meeting will help the oligarchs bottom line. They can pay for their kids to make videos with the Donald.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    July 13, 2017 12:52 p.m.

    Partisanship is a negative place because it is blind and uncompromising. Ideologues in these threads are not going to yield on an argument since it is not in their interest to "compromise their beliefs". This is both from the Far Left to the Far Right. Fortunately most people, even members of political parties, are not so partisan that they refuse to acknowledge reality.

    Donald Trump's favorables dropped from the high 40s to the low 30s since some people have become disillusioned, disgusted, and upset about what they see in Trump and his antics. This is aside from the fact that he is incompetent. He continues to bluff his way through situations, continuing as the sleaze that he's always been.

    From the Access Hollywood tape, to walking in on young girls in various states of dress at beauty pageants he controls, to being an inveterate liar even when confronted with reality, Trump is turning out just as we always knew. He alienates all who comes in contact with him except for the Russian oligarchs and mobsters who underwrote his business empire over 30 years. He lacks compassion and is busy making the United States government an essential part of the Trump Organization.

  • Janet Pete Salt Lake City, UT
    July 13, 2017 12:35 p.m.

    Vanceone - Provo, UT
    July 13, 2017 12:35 a.m.

    "I read that statute . . . Care to point out exactly how Trump Jr. broke it? He didn't get anything of value, no contribution was made, he didn't get any dirt from this meeting."

    Does anyone know what exactly went on in that meeting? You only have what Don Jr. admitted to after days of changing his story. Even his father chipped in and made a statement which Don Jr. used before having to come up with another excuse. However, information has value.

    You were not in the meeting so you don't know what happened. Let's get that understood. Your credibility is harmed by making such statements.

    We understand better what happened by following the timeline of events that fateful June when several days before the scheduled meeting Donald Trump said he was going to give a damaging speech about Hillary Clinton (possibly in anticipation of what might come out of the meeting) and later making remarks urging Russia to release Hillary's emails. Something here indicates that information may have been obtained or interest in getting such information was solicited by the Trump campaign. Once approval was given, we see the leaked emails begin to emerge.

  • Cheshire Cat Bronx, NY
    July 13, 2017 12:25 p.m.

    Herbert Gravy - Salinas, CA
    July 12, 2017 9:35 p.m.

    "What have been the "consequences" of Hillary Clinton's disgraceful behavior while serving as Secretary of State?"

    Other than the fact the Hillary Clinton isn't the issue, people on the wingnut fringe continue to march out old shibboleths as if they are true and relevant. As a partisan believer, it is understandable that you might seek out the old wingnut talking points to defend your guy, but it doesn't make it any more real.

    With support of Donald Trump hovering just above 30%, it is worth noting that someone needs to take away his shovel. He keeps digging the hole deeper and deeper and only his fervent followers will climb down into the abyss with him. Maybe they need to do this to make themselves feel validated, but most rational people would see the writing on the wall.

    We hear, as a defense, the same inane gibberish that the talking heads have developed to appeal to their listeners. There is no factual basis in what they say. It is all propaganda, crafted to confused low-information supporters which cannot withstand scrutiny. And when things get really difficult, they blame Barack Obama or Hillary. It's really sad.

  • Queen of Hearts Phoenix, AZ
    July 13, 2017 12:15 p.m.

    Donald Trump, in an address in Paris, continues in his approach to obfuscate and throw shiny objects to distract from the issue. Saying that "most people" would conspire with a hostile foreign entity to get damaging information on a political opponent is both cheap and wrong. Not only was it illegal under federal election law, but Don Jr.'s meeting explains much that occurred during the election with regards of how Trump Sr. handled the leaked email controversy during the campaign.

    Trump makes stuff up both as a defensive tactic and to gain an advantage. His whole speech where he was going to reveal damaging information about Hillary Clinton was predicated on the information his son expected to get from the Russian agent in the meeting he, his brother-in-law, and Paul Manafort attended. When you connect the dots, it all falls into line.

    Many hardcore Trump supporters find it difficult to wean their faith away from this false prophet because either they feel they committed themselves and are too ashamed to say they were wrong or they live in their bubble and only believe the Dear Leader. Like Trump they listen to opinion talking heads instead of reading the news stories.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    July 13, 2017 10:21 a.m.

    Jared Kushner was also at this meeting. Kushner falsified his security clearance document in not documenting any Russian contact, including this meeting. It's Kushner who's on the legal bubble.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    July 13, 2017 3:49 a.m.

    Vanceone - Provo, UT
    July 12, 2017 10:41 a.m.

    "Facts: the Ukrainian government openly, repeatedly, and for a very long time interfered with our election."

    You need to stop watching Fox & Friends for your information. Media Matters has a July 12 story on this and references the original Politico report as well as a WaPo story (July 11) debunking your thesis. Apparently you have it all wrong about Alexandra Chalupa, an independent consultant working for the DNC. Her work investigating Paul Manafort apparently preceded his involvement as Donald Trump's campaign manager.

    Nothing you cite is accurate and the whole story has been made into "fake news" by wingnut talking heads in defense of the meeting with a Russia agent by Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner. You need to get you facts right because a little checking throws cold water over you claims. Any argument you attempt to make after such statements are totally not credible.

    Many of the charges against Manafort have proven to be true regarding his working for the Ukrainian government and the Russians. This is now in the hands of Robert Mueller and his investigative team. They will interview people and follow the money.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    July 13, 2017 3:28 a.m.

    UtahBlueDevil - Durham, NC
    July 12, 2017 8:46 a.m.

    "I really didn't see anything wrong with Trumps comments in defending his son - as would any father."

    No. A real father would tell everyone that he loves his son, and he stands beside him in his difficulties. Then he would work to help his son instead of conjuring up lies to put him in more jeopardy which would have to be retracted. Don Jr. then released the email thread that proved his collusion with the Russians to gain advantage in the election. Robert Mueller will be busy adding this to his list for investigation.

    If you look at the timeline of events during that time period in June, 2016, you will see evidence that Donald Trump knew about his son's meeting with the Russian agent and the topic of the meeting. This is evident in the fact that a few days prior to the meeting, Trump announced that he would have a speech identifying damaging "evidence" against Hillary Clinton. A week or so later, Trump went further and asked Russia to find and release the thousands of Hillary emails that were the center of controversy. However, Hillary's server was never hacked so Trump had to settle for the emails of John Podesta and the DNC.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    July 13, 2017 3:13 a.m.

    patriot - Cedar Hills, UT
    July 12, 2017 10:36 p.m.

    You would violate American law and work with a hostile foreign nation to get help with an election? Apparently you said you would. Would that mean you would collude with North Korea? The North Koreans are excellent at penetrating computer systems. Maybe the Russians used the North Koreans in addition to their own people to infiltrate and sabotage our electoral system. Russia is an ally of North Korea. Russia sought every possible source, paying for their expertise to hack into American election computer systems and participate in the their propaganda war against us.

    Be careful aligning yourself with Russia. Russia has many friends hostile to the United States. Becoming pro-Russian means that you accept their allies which includes China, North Korea, Syria, Iran, and many other countries within their sphere of influence. You may think it is OK to ensure your candidates win, but recognize that you would be contributing to opening the door for Russia to gain influence over other countries not currently within its orbit.

    Once you do that, you may bind yourself to that nation like Donald Trump and become an unwitting agent.

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    July 13, 2017 12:35 a.m.

    I read that statute, Stephan Daedalus. Care to point out exactly how Trump Jr. broke it? He didn't get anything of value, no contribution was made, he didn't get any dirt from this meeting.

    The only thing you could possibly be thinking of is the "promise" bit. Yet clearly that only applies to the actual foreign person. If receiving a promise of illegal information was a crime, then merely sending an email to someone would get them hauled off to jail. Spam mail is bad, but we shouldn't be jailed for getting it.

    Still, it's gratifying to see you bring up that statute. I wonder how you'd like it if we applied it to Hillary's campaign? Surely you agree we should vigorously stamp out foreign influence such as Hillary's campaign gleefully engaged in. I mean, you aren't a hypocrite are you? You agree we should arrest people who, say, pushed forged documents on a wide scale that were generated by a foreign government specifically to influence our elections, right?

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 12, 2017 10:36 p.m.

    I'd do the exact same thing as Don Jr. for my dad. No question about it.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 12, 2017 9:35 p.m.

    @ Frank K

    No, apparently, ALL actions do NOT have consequences. Unless we missed something.

    What have been the "consequences" of Hillary Clinton's disgraceful behavior while serving as Secretary of State?

    Benghazi? Illegal server? Bleachbit? Destroying evidence such as the "pulverized" computers and other electronic devices.

    There should be equal justice under the law, James Comey notwithstanding.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    July 12, 2017 7:40 p.m.

    @vanceone: "No one has yet identified any law Trump Jr. broke. It's because you cannot."

    52 U.S.C. 30121

  • RJohnson Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2017 5:24 p.m.

    Trump's campaign slogan: "Make America Great Again!"

    Conservative post election slogan: "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak, er, um, let's leave it at just two, ok?"

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    July 12, 2017 4:41 p.m.

    You know what? I'm good if we arrest Trump Jr for the crime, apparently, of meeting with a Russian. As long as we then arrest every Democrat who's ever met a Russian too. Surely that's fair. Same standards for both sides and all. We'll start with Podesta, then Hillary and likely Obama. Obama's on record as offering Putin "more flexibility"; and he certainly did when he canceled the Keystone pipeline. That's far more "Treasonous" than anything Trump Jr. has ever done.

    I named my sources when I gave names and events: Politico, Hillary Clinton herself. No one has yet identified any law Trump Jr. broke. It's because you cannot. Still, let's jail him as long as we jail every Democrat who's ever met a Russian.

    You leftists are ok with that in your "any connection with Russians is treason!" bit, right?

  • worf McAllen, TX
    July 12, 2017 3:40 p.m.

    UtahTroutStalker,

    I have, and I'm not fooled!

    Not my fault so many are gullible.

    This Russian scam is easy to figure out.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    July 12, 2017 3:05 p.m.

    Breaking News from CBS News today.
    "President Trump said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would have preferred Hillary Clinton as U.S. president instead of himself. "
    ____________________
    That's supposed to change the narrative, I guess. It’s routine for him to drop these on us when he doesn’t like what the chatter is about at the moment. This guy never quits.

  • UtahTroutStalker Draper, UT
    July 12, 2017 2:44 p.m.

    @worf -

    "Again! The bitter/hateful anti Trump pied pipers, are leading its followers to contentious, and embarrassing comments.
    Amazing how some folks are so easily stirred to anger, by exaggerated, and distorted reporting.
    Where's the critical thinking?"

    Yes Worf, please bestow upon us some of your critical thinking. I am anxious to read what thoughts you have on the subject.

  • UtahTroutStalker Draper, UT
    July 12, 2017 2:17 p.m.

    @Vanceone - Provo, UT
    July 12, 2017 11:51 a.m.

    "Meanwhile, word comes out from sources such as a former UN secretary general that Russia finances most of the environmentalist leftist groups here in the US, giving them funds to try to stir up opposition to US fracking and oil drilling. Of course, the reason is transparent: Russia depends heavily on fossil fuel exports.
    No less a person than Hillary Rodham Clinton also called out the collusion between the environmentalists on the left and Russia. "

    So, then you agree that Trump's collusion with Russia is/was problematic and we should take actions to hold the Trump family and transition team accountable?

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    July 12, 2017 2:10 p.m.

    The trumps are neat and totally innocent and we should let Putin do whatever he wants.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    July 12, 2017 2:08 p.m.

    ute alumni - Salt Lake City, UT

    "Keep your dancing shoes off for 8. I understand they can hurt your feet.
    Remember Benghazi".

    Only in the minds of the low information, non college educated demographic comrade. Trump is barely hanging on just months into his presidency! Continue on with the deflection and the absolute pathetic attempts at defending all matters regarding your supreme leader. 31%-36% approval rating and declining hourly! Put down the Breitbart, National Enquirer, Pravda and Moskovskij Komsomolets. Country before party comrade! When the impeachment proceedings begin we will all here the "liberal biased media/fake news excuses". Shame comrade! Shame.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2017 1:36 p.m.

    Lia
    Keep your dancing shoes off for 8. I understand they can hurt your feet.
    Remember Benghazi

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    July 12, 2017 1:30 p.m.

    Pity America, it is disgraced by corrupt executive leadership and sustained by deplorable cohorts. It is on the road to becoming the biggest banana republic ever owned by the super powerful rich.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    July 12, 2017 1:29 p.m.

    @worf

    Re: "Where's the critical thinking"?

    Quite entertaining...The words "Worf", "Trump" and "Critical thinking" all within the same post. Thanks for the laugh comrade!

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    July 12, 2017 12:47 p.m.

    Vanceone - Provo, UT
    July 12, 2017 11:51 a.m.

    "Meanwhile, word comes out from sources . . . "

    You need to stop watching and listening to conservative talking heads that provide opinion on your favorite programs. Get out an read the news from professional journalists. Opinion is fine, but it needs to be supported by facts. Not made up "facts" that you state in your comments that we're mentions by these wingnut talking heads like Rushbo, Hannity, and Donald Trump's favorite information source, Fox & Friends.

    It is understood that Trump doesn't like the national media that is engaged in good journalism. He will take the National Enquirer and Breitbart over The NY Times and WaPo. Also, he loves F&F to his own daily briefs provided by our national intelligence agencies. So it may be that his fan base prefers what he likes to sources that require serious analysis and verification of facts.

    If you have become a Russia fan recently and believe we can be good friends, giving Vladimir Putin what he wants on the international scene and ignoring his abuses of human rights, then own up to it and say so. But understand that Russia may have something on Trump that he will do their bidding.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    July 12, 2017 12:45 p.m.

    HaHaHaHa'
    " . . . . Trump and many of his pals know some russians, is that illegal? According to the major media that is immoral if not illegal. . . . "
    ____________________
    Let's not play dumb. It’s neither illegal nor immoral so why keep bringing it up? Don't you think it might be to skirt the critical issue that Trump and his team don’t want us to focus on? Trump owes his election victory to Vladimir Putin. A man cannot serve two masters and the President of the United States cannot serve the American people to the best of his abilities if he is even in the slightest beholden to a foreign leader who has his own national interests to advance. That’s why our election laws strictly prohibit what the Trump campaign obviously has flagrantly done behind the scenes which we’re now finding out about.

    Sorry, HaHaHaHa, but this is nothing to laugh about.

  • Frank K Phoenix, AZ
    July 12, 2017 12:36 p.m.

    I think there's not reason to bring up Hillary Clinton now at all. The person in question is Trump Jr. All actions have consequences, good or bad, this time it's all about Jr.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 12, 2017 12:27 p.m.

    The only thing that could possibly be worse, that I can think of, would be having to endure four or more years of Hillary Clinton in the White House.

    😁

  • hbeckett Colfax, CA
    July 12, 2017 12:21 p.m.

    it would seem to me from the information that the Russians may or may not have secured was damaging to Clinton and not to Trump HRC could not have won the election so what is all the flap about trump and collusion of a foreign government in his winning or voter fraud for sure in the election nothing of substance that is for sure the sun will still shine tomorrow and the statements about global warming and every thing else that we humans are doing wrong will continue even about Russian influence in our past election which in case we have not noted is completed and the president is trying to get us moving forward.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 12, 2017 12:18 p.m.

    Can we just get real folks? How anxious many of us are to rush to judgement in this instance.

    Donald Trump, Jr. cannot hold a candle to Hillary Clinton and her "antics".

    Too bad he didn't destroy all of his emails and smash all of his computers and other electronic devices. And use "bleachbit" to boot.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    July 12, 2017 12:17 p.m.

    Article: 'President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that his eldest son was "...innocent."'

    The genius of the American system is that this sort of proclamation by the nation's highest elected official is absolutely meaningless, full stop.

    A jury of ordinary Americans may be asked to consider whether or not Don Jr. violated the law.

    Trump may simply be ignorant on this point, but a criminal prosecution will not render verdict of "innocent".

    If prosecuted through a complete trial, Don Jr. will be found "guilty" or "not guilty". "Innocent" is not an option.

    Now, Trump could issue a presidential pardon, so long as he does not leave office before Don Jr. is convicted, if that were to happen.

    Like all busy families, the Trumps will simply need to coordinate their comings and goings.

    My family uses an online calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts and to make sure we don't miss any important deadlines. Stuff like soccer matches, Back to School Night, birthdays, etc.

    We have not yet had the need to coordinate potential resignation or impeachment dates, and when our kids may need pardons. Maybe when the kids get older.

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    July 12, 2017 11:51 a.m.

    Meanwhile, word comes out from sources such as a former UN secretary general that Russia finances most of the environmentalist leftist groups here in the US, giving them funds to try to stir up opposition to US fracking and oil drilling. Of course, the reason is transparent: Russia depends heavily on fossil fuel exports. Wonder what Putin thought of Trump arranging to sell US natural gas to Poland, to wean them off of Russia?

    No less a person than Hillary Rodham Clinton also called out the collusion between the environmentalists on the left and Russia.

    Come on, leftists: tell us if this is also "treason". See, this is how it works: Trump Jr talks to a so-called "Russian Lawyer" who is a close confidante of the Obama State Department, and that's "Treason" and "the noose is closing in!" Hillary's documented, proven collusion with the Ukrainian government? Crickets. The left happily accepting Russian funds to throw US oil and gas workers out of work? Obama giving Putin a solid by canceling the Keystone pipeline? The leftists have nothing but praise for that.

    Ever since Alger Hiss, if not before, you guys shill for Russia.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2017 11:44 a.m.

    Does anyone really think that Trump Sr didn't know about a meeting regarding his campaign that took place at his home involving his son, son-in-law, and his campaign manager?

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2017 11:05 a.m.

    @Frank K Actually it was the New York Times that had the E Mails, Jr released them when the Times told him they were going to publish them.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    July 12, 2017 10:55 a.m.

    Donald Trump's lie of the moment - "My son is innocent"

    Sad -- Ted Cruz was right, Trump IS a pathological liar.
    Sadder still -- Mitt Romney was also right, Trump IS Fraud, Fake and a Phony.

  • Frank K Phoenix, AZ
    July 12, 2017 10:46 a.m.

    The fact is that Trump Jr. was forced into publishing the emails, Julian Assange told him that if he didn't do it someone else would, he even offered to publish them on Wikileaks. I'm curious about this friendly relationship more than the whole Russian collusion affaire.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    July 12, 2017 10:43 a.m.

    Soliciting a prostitute,
    robbing a bank,
    or
    rigging an election.

    Whether you get actually the sex, cash or election,
    does not 'prove' your innocence.

    The very fact of making your intentions know and then acting on it - makes it criminal.

    The Trumpolei cartel appears to be in quite the fix right now.
    Fredo may have just played his last card.

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    July 12, 2017 10:41 a.m.

    Facts: the Ukrainian government openly, repeatedly, and for a very long time interfered with our election. They actually literally admit they interfered with our election process by teaming up with Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Alexandra Chalupa, a long time member of the DNC, spent much of 2016 openly coordinating with the Ukrainian government to forge documents that forced Trump campaign manager Manafort to resign. The Ukranian government has admitted that the documents used to force the resignation were forged, and were done so specifically to hurt Trump and his campaign. This Chalupa person coordinated with the DNC, the Clinton campaign, and also media members such as Isikoff.

    All of this was reported in January in Politico. The Ukrainian embassy admits they interfered with our election on Hillary's behalf. Names, dates, people.

    Further, the "Russian Lawyer" that met with Trump Jr. is a pawn of the Obama administration and can be seen sitting with the State department during Congressional Testimonies.

    With everyone screaming about Trump Jr, why is there radio silence on Hillary's proven collusion with foreign governments?

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    July 12, 2017 10:32 a.m.

    Over a year ago when the bold and well oiled obama regime was protecting us from all things russian, (except when they were making fun of mitt romney over his statements about russia) who would have imagined all this collusion with them? I keep forgetting that we know there was collusion, but we haven't found it yet. Funny how a different investigation standard applied to hitlary and bho when it comes to the major media and their hawkish approach to public officials and allegations against them.
    Apparently Trump and many of his pals know some russians, is that illegal? According to the major media that is immoral if not illegal. I know some russians, is that illegal? Are we going to get to the bottom of this before the next presidential election cycle? I'm betting no. Mostly because this is all a witch hunt, and a lot of noise about nothing. It's also very likely that Trump is playing the media, and putz congressmen like schiff from california. That guy is a total fool. So far he has outsmarted them in every move, and its funny.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2017 10:29 a.m.

    The E Mails Jr released clearly state Jr knew he was meeting with a representative of a hostile foreign government that wanted to interfere with our election. Amazing how some folks totally ignore this. Critical thinking is certainly called for.

  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    July 12, 2017 10:28 a.m.

    Now we see Trump defending his 'son'... wait, I thought he was a 'qualified public servant'.

    Funny how nepotism works. I can't wait for the Presidential pardon to come.

    Trump and his minions are beyond logical belief. I'm amazed that anyone, well any real American, can rationalize or defend their behavior. They saw the Russians and their influence as an option to achieve power.

    There is no witch hunt or fake news. There's information Trump does not want his low educated voters/base believing. He continues to tell them the "Earth is flat" and they continue to believe it. Ignorance is bliss.

    I feel sorry for legitimate main stream GOP members who can't figure out what to do. Support Trump and sell their soul... or call Trump out and risk being the topic of one of his ludicrous tweets.

    Conservative thought/policy is lost in the quagmire of Trumpism.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    July 12, 2017 10:08 a.m.

    Defending his son's conduct, the president again dismissed the ongoing Russia investigation as the "greatest Witch Hunt in political history."
    ____________________
    Trump is amazing when he goes on calling it a witch hunt after the most incriminating evidence so far has come from his own son.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    July 12, 2017 10:05 a.m.

    @worf - McAllen, TX
    July 12, 2017 9:46 a.m.

    Again! The bitter/hateful anti Trump pied pipers, are leading its followers to contentious, and embarrassing comments.

    [I'm not so much anti Trump, as I am anti evil. Calling Trump out for all his perpetual lies and crude behavior is the right thing to do -- defending him, ignoring, supporting him for it, and enabling him is wrong, and THAT is what is truly embarrassing.]

    Amazing how some folks are so easily stirred to anger, by exaggerated, and distorted reporting.

    [ We had 8 YEARS of this from the Obama-haters and FoxNews network devoted to this 24/7/365 x 8]]

    Where's the critical thinking?

    [OK - How is this:
    If this was President Hillary Clinton,
    and all these lies, and Russians, and lies, and daily twitter wars, and more lies, and Firings, and NATO, giving up China Global leadership, G-20, the Russians, and more special Investigations, etc. etc. etc..... ---
    -- then please YES, I whole hearted agree -- Where is the critical thinking?!]

  • worf McAllen, TX
    July 12, 2017 9:46 a.m.

    Again! The bitter/hateful anti Trump pied pipers, are leading its followers to contentious, and embarrassing comments.

    Amazing how some folks are so easily stirred to anger, by exaggerated, and distorted reporting.

    Where's the critical thinking?

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2017 9:13 a.m.

    The Donald should have said, the witches have been released and had the special investigator alert the hunters. There is a problem with over the top flamboyant made for twitter bombastic statements, especially in situations such as this mess.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    July 12, 2017 9:05 a.m.

    You know Robert Mueller is licking his chops with this little tidbit of information. The Trump family is beginning to remind me of the Romanov family in Russia. Hopefully the Trumps experience a better outcome.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    July 12, 2017 8:46 a.m.

    Witchhunt?
    1. It never happened. Fake news from liberal media.
    2. It happened, but nothing of value was gained and we talked about "adoptions".
    3. Okay, maybe it shouldn't have happened but even if it did happen, it's not that big a deal.
    4. Donald Jr. is new at this. Quit being so mean to him!
    5. Bengha-----oh. Never mind.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    July 12, 2017 8:46 a.m.

    I really didn't see anything wrong with Trumps comments in defending his son - as would any father. But Trump's continued assertion that this is a "witch hunt" is becoming a bit tiresome, and really hard to defend. We now have a broom, a caldron, a book of spells.... we just haven't figured out who the witches are. We know that Don Jr. thought he was meeting with one of them....

    The question here isn't did the Russians seek to impact the last election, and if Trump campaign was willing to work with the Russians to win the election. The emails Don Jr. released settle that debate. What is left is why the Russians did what they did, how far did it go, and how do we prevent it from happening in the future.

    We now know there was a witch.... we just aren't sure what the witch was doing and why.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 12, 2017 8:42 a.m.

    While decrying the witch hunt, the trump clan continues to provide us with an endless supply of witches to hunt.
    Trump's odd description of people including his children as 'high quality' speaks to how he sees people not unlike inanimate objects, ones to which no humanity need be extended.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    July 12, 2017 8:36 a.m.

    The nation and world will dance in the streets the day a trump or associate can no longer embarrass us all...they day they vacate the White House--
    Who cares what they do in their own private business environment...