It’s hard not to conclude that the tweet below is less about Don Jr than Don Sr. After all, if it was okay for Junior to meet with some Russians about Hillary dirt, presumably it was also okay if Junior briefed Senior about his meeting at the time.
Is that the next shoe to drop here — that the president knew about the meeting with the Russian lawyer all along, and this tweet is his attempt to spin the forthcoming revelation preemptively?
Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That’s politics!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2017
Bill Kristol tracks the evolution in Team Trump talking points:
Trump defenders:Two weeks ago: Was no collusion.Last week: Collusion not illegal.Now: Collusion perfectly reasonable.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 17, 2017
That’s been the general drift but I’d tweak Kristol’s formulation in