The Hill article By now, the Trump-Russia story is a familiar tale.
After months of innuendo, lies, and innuendoes, the U.S. president has been forced to answer for his role in a series of crimes that could have landed him in jail for years.
The president is facing a criminal investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, who has already brought charges against dozens of current and former associates.
While the details of the charges are still being worked out, the most significant accusation is that Trump and his campaign colluded with a Russian-backed cyberattack to win the 2016 election and steal millions of dollars.
While Trump and members of his team have denied the allegations, his son, Donald Trump Jr., has confirmed the existence of the documents.
Trump Jr. said in an email to The Hill on Monday that he “received an email on Monday, May 11, 2017, from a representative of Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star and Trump friend.”
Agalov, who had previously denied meeting with Trump, told The Hill he would have nothing to do with the emails and that the information in them was a “completely false story.”
But Agalarov, whose family is based in the United States, has a history of lying and making statements that contradict what he’s told the public.
Agalarsov was the main reason Trump Jr.’s emails were sent to The Washington Post, which published them.
On May 11 of this year, the Russian government offered to give Trump Jr.-linked emails to the Senate Intelligence Committee, a congressional committee with jurisdiction over Russia.
The Senate Intelligence committee has said that the emails show the president had no knowledge of their contents before they were sent and that they are “highly damaging to the president.”
Agsarov, who is a former Soviet military commander and an active member of the Russian military, had previously pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and money laundering.
But in July 2018, a judge dismissed the case.
The Trump campaign had not yet been revealed to have colluded in the election.
And despite the charges against Trump Jr and his associates, Trump has insisted that he didn’t know about the Russian scheme until after it had been revealed.
“The Russia story is an excuse by the Democrats for having lost the election,” Trump said on May 15.
“I don’t think you know what happened, I don’t believe you, and I don: this was a very well-coordinated effort.
That’s all I know.”
Trump also suggested that the media was biased against him, suggesting that the coverage of the Russia investigation “wasn’t fair.”
He continued: “You know, the press didn’t write about it in a fair way.
The Trump-linked documents also included emails from Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman. “
They didn’t get it right, they made it up.”
The Trump-linked documents also included emails from Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Manafort and Trump have been under FBI scrutiny since the president fired Manafort in May 2016, just days before the election, after he was caught accepting more than $10 million in illegal cash payments from a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party.
Manafort was indicted in July and has pleaded not guilty to all charges, but his lawyer has claimed that Manafort’s role was limited.
The emails also included the text of a statement by Trump Jr.: “This was a completely innocent Russian government statement meant to be a positive first step in the discussion of a political process that can lead to the adoption of Russian policy and goals.”
The documents were first released in October by a group of Democratic lawmakers led by Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member of a House committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.
Schiff has been one of the few members of Congress to publicly criticize the Russian interference, saying in an interview that the Russians were trying to “disrupt our election process.”
He has also been outspoken in his criticisms of the Trump administration, including his claims that the president and his aides had no input into the decision to fire Mueller.
“What we’re seeing now is the kind of obstruction that we saw at the start of this investigation, and the fact that we’re now seeing the president, now that he’s gone, trying to try to do the same thing,” Schiff said in a May 10 interview with NBC’s Meet the Press.
Trump has not been charged with a crime, and his legal team has denied any wrongdoing.
But the revelations have taken a toll on Trump’s standing among the American public.
Polls show that Americans, even those who voted for Trump, are wary of his presidency.
The Hill reported earlier this month that in the wake of the Comey firing, Trump is losing popularity.
In a CBS News poll published on May 17, only 36 percent of Americans said they had a positive view of Trump’s job performance, while 52 percent said they viewed him unfavorably.
In the poll, 46 percent of Trump supporters said they trusted the president’s actions, compared to 37 percent who said they didn’t