The big political story the last few days has been all about Donald Trump Jr. and a few other Trump officials taking a meeting with a Russian-linked lawyer during the campaign. The lawyer teased damaging information about Hillary Clinton so they took it. I blogged my thoughts on it late yesterday, but it didn’t get published and then I deleted it before it went up this morning because the New York Times released a third part to it that hadn’t been factored into my blog.
My take was and still is this: yes it’s morally and ethically flawed to take the meeting, but you take the meeting. You don’t become the king of the castle by not taking these types of meetings. You take the meeting.
Anywho, none of that’s important anymore. There is now one focus and one focus only and that is Rob Goldstone. Who the fuck is Rob Goldstone? Rob Goldstone is the publicist set up the meeting at the center of the last 4 days’ news cycle…
…and THIS is Rob Fucking Goldstone.
These are all from his still public Facebook profile, which awesomely shows him checked in for the meeting in question.
Here’s a quick Last Supper shot of all the connections.
After seeing Rob Goldstone in all his glory, my original feelings are confirmed — when this guy sets you up a meeting, you take it.
He and Trump Jr. — this morning — released their email exchanges; we’ll get to those in due time. For now, sit back and enjoy this legendary character the proverbial political writers have introduced in this never-ending story.