I guess Newsmax, parent organ of GOP Insider Briefs, just got excited.
Fortunately, the idea that the oldest Innsmouth Kid was set up by the wily Democrats was explored in more detail by none other than Erick Erickson.
Senator Grassley described Akhmetshin as “Russian immigrant to the U.S. who has admitted having been a “Soviet counterintelligence officer.” In fact, it has been reported that he worked for the GRU and allegedly specializes in “active measures campaigns,” i.e., subversive political influence operations often involving disinformation and propaganda.”
So we have Fusion GPS, a Democratic opposition research firm, working with a Russian company whose lawyer is Natalia Veselnitskaya. And we have this. And we also know it was the Obama Administration that allowed Veselnitskaya into the United States to meet with Trump, Jr.
This sounds more and more like a set up.
Because everyone knows Trumplings can no more resist meeting with shady characters than a fly can resist a decaying carp, apparently.
It’s been a long time since I studied this sort of thing but if I recall correctly, a set up requires a bit more than putting two people in the same county and hoping nature will take its course. Not that this will matter for the sort of people who read the Regurgent or Newsmax products. Erickson could have written “Obama sneaky thing Russian Don Jr. truefacts,” and the readers would immediately develop a full blown conspiracy theory complete with an explanation for the death of Seth Rich. And then go shoot up a pizza parlor or something.
And now for the mandatory feeble display of never tRumpism.
Keep in mind that this does not excuse Donald Trump, Jr.’s judgment in taking the meeting, but it does put it in perspective.