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1. So, Agalarov remembers talking to Don jr. before the Trump tower meeting. And he says so in an interview with Vice News. Trump Jr. lied. Again. Like father, like son.
2. A full transcript of Jr's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Cmte was released in May: it showed that Agalarov called Jr, Jr then received a call from "a blocked number" (we know that was Trump himself, unless one wants to not understand) and then he called Agalarov back.
3. Despite this, Jr. kept insisting that "I do not recall speaking to Emin. It is possible that we left each other voice mail messages. I simply do not remember". Which is amazing and an incredibly ridiculous excuse. But let's go on.
4. Agalarov called him the next morning, too, then Jr. called Manafort and Kushner, who joined him for the Trump tower meeting. After those calls, he confirmed the time of the meeting.
5. Agalarov to JR.: "Listen there's some ppl who want to meet you.They obviously want something that could potentially help them resolve things that you could be interested in or maybe not. If you can spare a few minutes of your time, I’d be grateful. If not, no problem."
6. Agalarov also added "Obviously Don Jr. obviously being Don Jr. said, ‘Of course. I’ll do it if you’re asking." THis is what Agalarov told Vice today re: calling Jr before Trump tower meeting. How on earth does this cover THREE calls between them, totaling at least six minutes?
7. Agalarov is clearly not telling the whole truth but just a very little portion of it... which is enough to show Trump jr. is an impenitent liar. Jr. wasn't cooperative in the least with Judiciary committee AND his claims have obviously been misleading.
8. But, you know who knows everything about this, in detail? BOB MUELLER, that's who. And you know who may have extremely incriminating details about this? Michael Cohen. Who is going to flip and who is going to talk to SDNY prosecutors, making the matter VERY dangerous for Jr.
9. Kind reminder that when asked by Stephanopoulos, Cohen answered that "on advice of counsel, I am not going to comment" on whether Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting. Meaning the answer is obviously yes, as a no wouldn't be interesting to prosecutors OR incriminating.
10. And this is why Rudy Giuliani went on his little TV tour being all "oh Cohen can talk, if he tells the truth there's no problem, no one did anything." And Cohen replied "B*tch, you and the truth don't live in the same zip code. Your truth and Trump's? Not the truth."
11. Cohen has finally understood that it's every man for himself and that his family comes first. And also that, if he wants to keep living a decent life and to be out of jail, his only possible choice is to flip. Bc Mueller will protect him and the country won't hate him.
12. This Agalarov piece of the puzzle? Is the amuse bouche before Cohen starts serving the dinner. Mark my words. Mueller and Rosenstein's genius decision to hand over Cohen's case to SDNY is going to pay off big time, for a multitude of reasons.
13. Trump is terrified for his son, too, and at this point his only strategy is to try and discredit Cohen, bc a pardon for federal crimes would mean Cohen must admit guilt and give a full interview to investigators, without being able to plead the 5th. State crimes? Slam dunk.
14. Pay a lot of attention to the wording that comes from Cohen's side and to what Agalarov and others are going to say. There's more in what is NOT said than in what is said. #MuellerIsComing /END.

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