PittGradPSUMad wrote:Conventional wisdom holds that Fredo should have contacted the FBI about interference by "enemies of the state" instead of licking his chops and shooting emails to all manner of trump campaign officials about having the goods on HRC.
I'm not sure I buy that. Maybe it's true that Wiki was working with the Russians to get their information (which Wikileaks vehemently denies, and perhaps they did and they did not realize it), but the idea that Jr. had some kind of affirmative obligation to contact the FBI because someone contact with him about potential opposition research on his father's election opponent is, to me, a stretch. Unless Wikileaks said or shared something that, in and of itself, seemed to be a violation of law, then I don't see the problem here.
The Republicans and the Democrats had no problem looking at shady sources to get the goods on Sr. That dossier that was commissioned (originally by the Republicans) and came up with the stories about Trump watching Russian hookers pee on themselves was information that supposedly came from Russian sources. The nub of that claim was that Trump was compromised due to information the Russians had on him. Whatever is true or not true in that document, it had to have been the result of dealing with some shady people. And, I don't recall anyone complaining that first the Republicans and then the Democrats didn't alert the FBI about potential interference by a foreign power when they came into possession of this information. So, I'm back to: I don't get it.
I think Donald Trump jr. is about as big a spoiled, entitled douchebag as I've ever seen. I find him to be more obnoxious than his father. Trump at least has accomplished something in his life and built a real estate empire. his children were just born lucky and don't seem to have the sense to realize that they are nothing on their own. I guess the point is that there are plenty of reasons to despise both Trump and his vile brood. There is no need to manufacture reasons, and, absent some concrete connection or implication of a criminal act, this is what this seems to me to be - a manufactured complaint.