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Putin’s Hidden Hand, Pt. #2

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, prior his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, during the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany, Friday July 7, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, prior his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, during the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany, Friday July 7, 2017. (... U.S. President Donald Trump, right, greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, prior his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, during the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany, Friday July 7, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) MORE LESS
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June 5, 2018 4:50 pm

In my post from yesterday, I put together the timeline and circumstantial evidence which, I believe, strongly suggests President Trump discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin the phony cover story he would prepare the next day for his son, Donald Trump, Jr. There’s another element of the story which also provides key context and points to President Trump’s state of mind and sources of information at the time.

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