Notes that were taken by Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort during the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting support White House claims that Donald Trump Jr. was led into the meeting thinking it would be about “Russian adoptions by American families.”
That’s exactly what the Trump family and the White House has claimed for over a year now. And it’s the evidence that the Senate Judiciary Committee admits to possessing as of this week.
The notes provide the first hard evidence that Russia’s adoption policy was to be the subject of the meeting.
More from the Daily Caller:
Many of the meeting attendees — including Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya — have previously claimed that adoption policy was discussed in the meeting, but no evidence had been made public.
Business Insider first flagged a portion of the transcript which shows Simpson reviewing Manafort’s notes, which he reportedly took on an iPhone.
Simpson, whose firm commissioned the infamous Trump dossier, was showed the notes because at the time of the Trump Tower meeting, he was working with Veselnitskaya and Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist who also attended the meeting.
Simpson’s work with the two Russians dealt directly with the topics that they allegedly discussed with the Trump team.
According to the Senate transcript, Simpson read off several items in the notes, including “Active sponsors of RNC,” “Value in Cyprus as inter,” and “Illici.”
He also identified the phrase “Russian adoptions by American families.”
Remember, Democrats, Russian adoptions is an apple. You can try to make it into a (secret conspiracy to hack votes and steal an election) banana.
*cue bad classical music and smug narrator*
But it’s still an apple!