Well, what do you know? It looks as if the Senate Judiciary Committee, which conducted interviews with everyone involved in a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in New York City—with the alleged aim of getting damaging information about Hillary Clinton—would like to make those interviews public, and I’m all here for it.
For one reason: The meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya included the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., aka Big Lil’ Fredo, who has always been one Matchbox car short of a set.
I know that his testimony alone will provide the impetus to impeach his father; I know that he asked for vending-machine snacks before his testimony—a telltale sign for anyone who watches The First 48 that snitching is on the horizon; and I know that he accidentally snitched because, let’s face it, Big Lil’ Fredo has always been one cigarette away from having a full pack of Newport 100s.
The Washington Post is reporting that Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, plans to release all of the interviews soon to “get them out to the public for everyone to see,” since the panel’s interviews with “witnesses surrounding the Trump Tower meeting are complete.”
While the committee’s ranking member, Democrat Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), told the Post on Thursday that she was “delighted” by Grassley’s intentions and “very grateful for your decision to proceed,” my worry is that if Grassley is anxious to get the interviews out to the people, then there must be nothing to see here.
I’m sure, though, that Big Lil’ Fredo will have something delightful in his transcript, because, well, he’s been known to recklessly spout random conspiracy theories on Twitter and is one mug short of completing a Starbucks holiday gift set.
Big Lil’ Fredo spoke with the Judiciary Committee in September. The committee members also met with several others, including music promoter Rob Goldstone, who brokered the whole meeting, as well as “Russian American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, U.S.-based Russian real estate company employee Ike Kaveladze, and Anatoli Samochornov, the translator for Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who answered the committee’s questions in writing,” the Post reports.
The committee didn’t speak with Jared “Got Dem Visas” Kushner or former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, both of whom also attended the Trump Tower meeting, the Post reports.
Below is live video of me waiting for the transcripts to be released: