Russian contact and support for Donald Trump on the campaign trail has made top news stories throughout the world since his election in November, 2016. Many have wondered if Russian cyber criminals hacked election results. Now, it is being debated whether or not Russia gave money to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign fund. In the United States, it is illegal for political candidates to accept foreign donations.
Now, President Trump’s son, Trump Jr., is under fire for having email contact with Rob Goldstone and an in-person meeting with the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who wanted to “sell” information about Hillary Clinton that might incriminate her. The emails from Rob Goldstone to Trump Jr. stated that it was an effort to “help Trump.” Trump Jr. was told that the email was part of a Russian government effort to help his father win the presidency. Fortunately for Trump Jr., incriminating evidence was never given to him, but his willingness to take the meeting knowing it was a Russian government effort to help his father has put him on the hot seat.
Trump Jr.’s lawyer stated that “Robert Goldstone contacted Don Jr. in an email and suggested that people had information concerning alleged wrongdoing by Democratic Party front-runner, Hillary Clinton, in her dealings with Russia.” It isn’t illegal to get dirt on an opponent, however, it is illegal to get aid from a foreign country in a political campaign. Fortunately for Trump Jr., his attempt to gain foreign aid was unsuccessful as Ms. Veselnitskaya misled him so she could discuss reversing Putin’s halt of Americans adopting Russian children.
Looking back now, there have been numerous allegations against Trump, but he has also brought it up as something Democrats are trying to use against him. According to President Trump, many people are out to get him, but the Democrats especially and those on the liberal side of things in this country.
However, as “transparency” continues to be questioned, when will the American people know the truth? It is not a left or a right sided issue based on political power, it is about being able to trust the person in charge of this country. Can we trust him and his family? I guess that is something we will have to find out together.