Months ago, Donald Trump Jr testified in private about his father’s Russia treason scandal in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. That testimony went poorly for him. Junior has since gone on to refuse to talk with Special Counsel Robert Mueller for fear of making an even bigger mess. Now the Democrats on the committee are serving Trump Junior to Mueller on a silver platter.
Two brilliant Democratic Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sheldon Whitehouse and Richard Blumenthal, are calling for the committee to vote on publishing the transcript of the Donald Trump Jr testimony. Let’s put that in context. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is the Democratic ranking member of this committee, already unilaterally released the Trump-Russia treason transcript from Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, following the committee’s Republicans refusal to hold a vote about whether to release them. If the Republicans once again won’t hold a vote, the Democrats will just release Junior’s transcript as well. No matter what, his testimony is soon going public. But how bad is it?
Blumenthal says that Donald Trump Jr’s testimony is “explosive” in nature, and it contains “witness false statements.” This means that Junior didn’t just lie to the committee, it’s proven that he lied. The Republican majority on the committee will obviously never vote to hold Junior in contempt of Congress. But Junior’s exposed lies can help Mueller get to the bottom of Donald Trump’s key role in the attempted coverup of Junior’s treasonous Russia meeting.
Robert Mueller is aggressively going after Donald Trump for several unique counts of obstruction of justice, from his firing of FBI Director James Comey, to the firing of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, to the failed attempt at forcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to quit. All three of those men have given cooperative interviews since then to Mueller. Now, since the Democrats are forcing the issue, Mueller will soon have the words of Donald Trump Jr as well.