Continues to gain momentum the scandal surrounding Donald trump Jr. is the eldest son of the American President. Recall, it all started with the publication by The New York Times information about what it is in June of 2016 met with a lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. The latter, according to the NYT, linked with the Russian authorities. At the meeting she was supposed to give Trump Jr. dirt on Hillary Clinton. She Veselnitskaya rejects this version of events. However, the campaign to pressure the U.S. President has clearly stepped into a new stage. And it represents a serious danger for the White house.
In an interview with broadcaster NBC Veselnitskaya denied information about her contacts with the Russian authorities and that promised to provide Kompromat on Clinton. According to her, she never sought a meeting with trump, Jr. However, during the conversation, he actually asked her whether it had information about the dubious funding sources of the National Committee of the Democratic party. Such information, she was not.
Earlier, President Donald trump has repeatedly proudly reported that the investigation of a possible Russian intervention in the American elections does not concern him personally. In this regard, he even referred to the words spoken to him personally, ex-FBI Director James Comey.
But the current scandal around the figure trump Jr. is already very dangerous for his father, said in an interview with “MK” chief researcher of the Institute of USA and Canada studies, Vladimir VASSILYEV.
“First, this scandal directly affected family trump. Earlier, as we know, the investigation of the “Russian trace” in the American elections was conducted around the Bush family of the US President – said the expert. – Now involved with his eldest son. Second, the hype around the trump ties with Moscow, in principle, not on the decline. When I was appointed spectracolor Robert Mueller, is in charge of this issue, the General idea was the following: we must continue to look for something on the President to “dig” the dirt. And like any scandal of this kind, “excavations” at a certain stage of success, compromising was found. Of course, it will unwind further. Already stated that trump Jr. will testify under oath to testify before the appropriate committees of the Congress. That is, the LP – the forces opposed to the President, is not interested in having to quickly pay off this scandal.
In General we will see another step toward the possible removal of the tramp from the government. It is understood that it does not necessarily take the form of impeachment. Possible very clear scenario, which paralyzed the activities of the administration and the President is bound hand and foot. For example, now the House of representatives (the lower chamber of Congress) is reviewing sanctions legislation, intending it to tighten. And if changes are made, it will be signed by Trump. It’s in the context of the ongoing scandal, most likely, will be forced to sign the bill, which would limit their opportunities for interaction with Russia. Therefore, the current events somehow bring the removal of the tramp from the government”.