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Don Jr. Is Laying Low Due to Feared Mueller Indictment, but Still Picking Fights With Ocasio-Cortez
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=48680"><span class="small">Frank Dale, ThinkProgress</span></a>   
Sunday, 09 December 2018 14:19

Dale writes: "The president's oldest son apparently is aware that he's in serious legal jeopardy. Trump Jr. has reportedly told friends that he's very worried about being indicted."

Donald Trump Jr. speaks at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio U.S. July 19, 2016. (photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
Donald Trump Jr. speaks at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio U.S. July 19, 2016. (photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Don Jr. Is Laying Low Due to Feared Mueller Indictment, but Still Picking Fights With Ocasio-Cortez

By Frank Dale, ThinkProgress

09 December 18

"It's definitely a 'very, very large brain' idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month."

t appears that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election could be nearing its conclusion.

On Friday, President Donald Trump‘s Justice Department (DOJ) implicated the president (“Individual 1”) as having directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to commit felony “campaign finance crimes” in order to keep allegations of extramarital affairs from being revealed to voters in 2016.

These latest developments in the Russia probe — which are believed to be “the first time in our lives that a President’s own DOJ” is saying the commander-in-chief has “directed a felony” — come a week after Cohen revealed Trump and his family apparently pursued a huge real estate deal in Moscow through the summer of the 2016 campaign.

Amid the many details in Cohen’s latest plea deal with Mueller was the disclosure that Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son, likely lied to Congress about his family’s business in Russia.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), a member of the powerful House Intelligence Committee that will be controlled by Democrats come January 3, told CNN on Friday that she believes Don Jr. has lied to Congress multiple times, which is a felony.

The president’s oldest son apparently is aware that he’s in serious legal jeopardy. Trump Jr. has reportedly told friends that he’s very worried about being indicted.

But Don Jr. took time out of his busy schedule of fearing indictments and retweeting himself to become the latest conservative to make the mistake of challenging Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on social media.

Trump Jr. declared a meme about the 29-year-old Democratic socialist — who is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress — and eating dogs was “funny cuz it’s true!!!” on Thursday.

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It’s funny cuz it’s true!!!

A post shared by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on

The New York congresswoman-elect reacted on Friday by noting Don Jr.’s interesting strategy of continuing to troll Democrats who will gain subpoena power next month.

After conservatives — including Kimberly Guilfoyle, the ex-Fox News host, former wife of the next Democratic governor of California, and current girlfriend of Don Jr. — circled the wagons and claimed poor Trump Jr. was being threatened with a subpoena for being deplorable, Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that is literally impossible.

In addition to facing legal scrutiny for possibly lying to Congress about the “Moscow Project,” Trump Jr. is also thought to be in hot water over his connection to the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian agent.

Don Jr. denied that the meeting ever occurred, before claiming it was about “the adoption of Russian children” after emails emerged showing his involvement, including one message in which he famously wrote, “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”

Eventually, Trump Jr. admitted on Twitter that the purpose of the meeting was to obtain information regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D), his father’s opponent in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The president’s namesake has been warned that his social media activity increases his legal risk.

Former Trump campaign chairman and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon — who has called Trump Jr.’s participation in the Trump Tower meeting “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” — predicted Mueller’s probe will “crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV” in a book released earlier this year.

Cohen has alleged the now-president was informed about the Trump Tower meeting in advance by his son. Trump admitted earlier this year that he personally dictated a false statement from Trump Jr. about the meeting.

Don Jr.’s legal troubles were reportedly the talk of a recent Trumpworld wedding, per Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman.

“Don is very worried,” the attendee said. According to the source, Don Jr. departed this week on a hunting trip to Canada. “They think the bomb’s coming this week, and he doesn’t want to be anywhere near a microphone if the bomb drops,” the source said.

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+6 # candida 2018-12-10 00:23
+8 # SusanT136 2018-12-10 07:02
Apparently Don Jr has inherited his father’s intelligence. He should know better than to joust with Ocasio-Cortez, who intellectually will have him for lunch each and every time.

Also, seriously, a meme about socialists eating dogs? To quote a (great!) Prince lyric, “Act your age, not your shoe size”.
+1 # chrisconno 2018-12-10 16:32
So Don the Con Jr. has fled to Canada. Does that mean he's planning to evade the possibilities. Of corse we have extradition agreements with Canada, but then that might be too big a word for the Trumps. Maybe he thinks it means extra dish of peas meats.
+1 # MikeAF48 2018-12-10 19:37
Daddy do we have a Trump Tower in the Kaman Islands. Just asking.