Under-Fire Donald Trump Jr. Hires Lawyer Who Specializes In Organized Crime

We told you earlier in the week how Donald Trump Jr. has been accused of shady meetings with Russian lawyers in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election. He is said to have met Natalia Veselnitskaya and discussed how to hack the election to get his father in The White House. Both the Trumps and the Kremlin have since denied this, however.

But it seems as though the rumors won’t go away and Trump Jr. is getting angry. So he’s called the big boys in. He’s hired big shot New York criminal defense lawyer Alan Futerfas to fight his corner.

But, again, it’s another move that’s caused some controversy and concern. Futerfas is renowned for his work in getting criminals off. Organized crime figures, especially. But, ironically, he’s also represented some big-time hackers…

Trump Jr: Under pressure.

Politicians and those in the political elite usually hire one of a cabal of Washington DC-based attorneys. This is the first time someone like Donald Trump Jr. has gone outside of that circle in DC for some time. And it’s got many wondering if perhaps the Trump actually might have something to hide on this occasion.

Futerfas is famous for his work representing some pretty high-ranking gangsters in the New York mafia. The Bonanno, Gambino, Genovese and Colombo crime families have all hired him to work for them in the past.

“I know there are some optical issues that people are fixated on at the moment, but the reality is, nothing happened. We will get through the process,” Futerfas told The Washington Post on Monday night.

Donald Trump Jr. has already publicly denied any wrongdoing and claims that his meetings with the Russian lawyer were merely about Russian adoption policies. And some vague talk about the Russians having damaging information about Hillary Clinton during his father’s presidential election campaign.

“Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense,” Trump Jr. said in a specially-released statement about the claims. “No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information,” he went on.

 

Kremlin Denies Knowledge Of Russian Lawyer That Met With Trump Jr.

It looks as though news of US President Donald Trump’s supposed links with the Russians just won’t go away. Hot on the heels of his first official meeting with Russian Head of State Vladimir Putin last week, Trump is again back in the news. But this time the story revolves around his son, Donald Jr.

News leaked recently of a meeting between the former Apprentice host’s son and a top Russian lawyer. The meet with lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya and Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort happened before Trump Sr. was elected. And some Democrat detractors claim that the subject of election hacking was brought up.

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media this when asked to comment on reports saying that Veselnitskaya might have coordinated her meetings with the Russian authorities:

“No, we don’t know who she is as we obviously cannot track all the Russian lawyers in the country and abroad.”

There has been talk that Russia and US President Donald Trump have close ties.

Donald Trump Jr. has admitted to the meetings. He told The New York Times this about the Trump Tower liaison:

“We discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children that was active and popular with American families years ago and has since been ended by the Russian government. I was asked to attend the meeting by an acquaintance, but was not told the name of the person I would be meeting with beforehand.”

The New York Times claim that the Russian lawyer was known to the FBI. Trump Jr. wouldn’t comment on that, merely claiming that the meeting has something to do with ‘information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Mrs. Clinton.’

President Trump and his team have been forced to repeatedly reject a string of damaging allegations about his campaign having illegal ties with Russia. One recurring accusation is that he was put into power by Putin and a group of hackers. That Russia and Trump effectively ‘hacked’ the 2016 US Presidential election.

The Trump camp and his supporter maintain that such allegations are scurrilous and are aimed primarily at belittling Donald Trump and at delegitimizing his presidency. The Kremlin have also come out multiple times to deny any involvement in destroying Hillary Clinton’s chances of presidency and being involved in putting Trump into power.