I essentially agree with Spencer’s analysis. Did Jr do anything illegal? I don’t see it. Treason? Absurd (*). On the other hand, let’s not let him off the hook that easily.
The bottom line is that Trump Jr is as stupid and politically clumsy as his father. Do you go personally to this meeting? Ever hear of plausible deniability? How about using cut-outs? Or…whatever – if you are the son of a Presidential candidate who is vehemently opposed by the media and the entire Establishment, you had better at least superficially keep up appearances. Let others, several layers removed, do the “dirty work.” It doesn’t matter that he did nothing wrong; in politics, appearance means as much (or more) than reality. Come on, Donnie Jr was on Celebrity Apprentice with dear old dad, doesn’t he know the power of appearance?
One thing Spencer could have mentioned – of all of Trump’s children, Don Jr seems the most right-wing and the most in tune with an at least Alt Lite right-wing populism, another reason to be targeted by the Deep State.
A side note: I’m certainly no phenotypist, but on the other hand, unlike what some of my detractors believe, I certainly do acknowledge the importance of racial phenotype (it just has to take a back seat to the genotype). This “Russian lawyer” – is she actually an ethnic Russian? She looks like she could be ¼ or even ½ Chinese. Raciology alert! Maybe – hopefully – she is a non-Russian “Russian citizen.”
When all is said and done, Trump is an embarrassment. Relevance to EGI? Thanks to the Alt Right, Trump’s civic nationalist phony right-wing populism has been connected in the public mind with Der Movement, so, like it or not, the outcome of the Trump Presidency will, in some manner, influence the direction of American activism. Hopefully, we can all survive the damage being done by this lumbering buffoon.
In all honesty, the “crazy and bitter” Ted Sallis could do a better job as President. Sallis in 2020! Who should be my VP choice – Durocher or Silver?
*In the early 19th century, the US government was unable to convict Aaron Burr of treason, despite Burr’s plans (and activities) in attempting to establish an empire out of the USA’s western territories and Mexico (both to be seized by force). Now, in the early 21st century, we are told that Don Jr’s meeting with Suzie Chopsticks to get “dirt” on Hillary Clinton (certainly low-hanging fruit if there ever was) is “treason.” Yeah…who was levying war against the United States? Who are the two witnesses to Don Jr levying war or assisting in such levying? As Spencer points out, the USA and Russia are not at war.