Now, this is just plain embarrassing. The media and their friends in the Democratic party have egg on their faces after getting busted rushing to judgment concerning the Trump Russia story, again.
With their credibility at an all-time low, one wonders if either part of the anti-Trump axis will survive this crushing blow.
The story goes that President Trump knew about the botched meeting in Trump tower with the Russian lawyer because Don Trump Jr. made two phone calls to blocked numbers.
The anti-Trump brigade went all in on the theory that these calls had to be to POTUS because…well, POTUS uses a blocked number.
Today, the Senate investigators looking into Russian collusion just admitted the calls were not to POTUS.
From CNN: Senate investigators have obtained new information showing Donald Trump Jr.’s mysterious phone calls ahead of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting were not with his father, three sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN.
Records provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee show the calls were between Trump Jr. and two of his business associates, the sources said, and appear to contradict Democrats’ long-held suspicions that the blocked number was from then-candidate Donald Trump.
The information came to light recently and could answer one of the key questions over the meeting Trump’s eldest son set up to get Russian dirt on the Clinton campaign.
Trump Jr.’s phone calls involving blocked numbers — meaning the numbers are private and do not appear in the phone records — have been a lingering issue as investigators have probed the meeting and whether Trump himself had advance knowledge through any means that his son, son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chair Paul Manafort met with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
CNN has not confirmed the identity of the business associates who spoke with Trump Jr. nor what they discussed on the calls. The purpose of the calls and their relevance to the Trump Tower meeting and the Russia investigation is still unclear. Trump Jr. attorney Alan Futerfas declined to comment.
The documents showing the calls were not with then-candidate Trump could resolve a key line of inquiry that House Democrats have said they want to get to the bottom of this year now that they are the majority party and have control of investigations.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 31, 2019