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    Mueller’s hidden evidence: Translator exonerated Don Jr. in Trump Tower meeting

    In Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia investigation, a little-known translator named Anatoli Samochornov played a bit role, a witness sparsely quoted about the infamous Trump Tower meeting he attended in summer 2016 between Donald Trump Jr. and a mysterious Russian lawyer.

    H/T: Just The News

    “Samochornov was not particularly fond of Donald Trump Jr., but stated Donald Trump Jr.’s account with Veselnitskya as portrayed in recent media report, was accurate,” the FBI 302 report states. “Samachornov concurred with Donald Trump Jr.’s accounts of the meeting. He added ‘they’ were telling the truth.”

    From the John Solomon report:

    So what was the main discussion of the meeting?

    “The topic of discussion was the Magnitsky Act and related topics,” Samochornov told the agents, adding that Veselnitskya didn’t even do most of the talking. An American lobbyist provided the presentation, he said.

    The translator’s detailed account — omitted from the Mueller report — validated most aspects of Trump Jr.’s original story. And the FBI knew it from the start of the controversy.

    The belated release of the FBI interview report under a Freedom of Information Act request is likely to raise serious questions among congressional oversight committees about why the information was suppressed in the Mueller report, why the FBI kept it quiet for two years while Trump Jr. was being politically pilloried, and why the news media has failed to correct its own record of misleading reporting.

    For an example of the type of allegations being thrown around at the time by the media, watch Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal tell “The Beat” that there was evidence of “potential perjury” from Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. and that if Trump Jr. lied to Congress, they will “consider criminal charges against him”.

    Read a redacted version of the FBI's Samochornov 302 report below.

    Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

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