It’s already been confirmed that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort all attended a meeting with a Kremlin representative at Trump Tower on June 9th of 2016. It’s also been confirmed that Trump Jr. knew in advance that the meeting was part of the Russian government’s attempt at rigging the election. But based on who else was in the building for the meeting, it now appears the Republican Party itself may have been in on that conspiracy from the start.
ProPublica has dug up an old tweet from Associated Press reporter Jon Lemire from June 9th of 2016, which confirms that Reince Priebus arrived at Trump Tower that morning (source). Priebus eventually went on to become Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff. But back at that time, and in fact for the entirety of the campaign and election, Priebus was the Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
So unless there’s some phenomenal coincidence to explain why RNC Chair Reince Priebus just happened to show up at Trump Tower in New York that morning, this means that the official head of the Republican Party was also there Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russian government representative. If it can be proven that Priebus did attend that meeting, and it sure looks like it’ll be easy to prove it, then it will mean that the Republican Party was conspiring with Donald Trump and the Russians to rig the election in Trump’s favor.
That would also help explain why Trump ended up hiring Priebus to work in the White House, and why he hasn’t fired him yet even though he doesn’t like him much: he’s trying to keep his criminal co-conspirator close. If Priebus was in that meeting, he’s going to prison. Down Goes Trump is a fast growing political news and opinion site tracking the road to the impeachment and resignation of Donald Trump. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter or post a comment below to continue the discussion. Contact us if you’d like to write for us.