Donald Trump’s chances of being impeached are rising, a global policy expert is warning after the revelation of Donald Trump Jr’s previously undisclosed meeting with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The 2016 meeting was first reported last week, a secret meeting that took place in Trump Tower and included Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. Trump Jr. said nothing came of the meeting, but later he tweeted an email chain that showed he believed he was meeting with a Russian government official who had obtained the dirt on Clinton as part of a Russian state-sponsored campaign to help Trump win the presidency.
On Friday, NBC News reported that a former Soviet counter-intelligence officer was also at the meeting, a man who U.S. officials believe still has ongoing ties to Russian intelligence.
The revelation has ramped up the ever-growing Russian scandal surrounding Donald Trump and, according to one analyst, increased his odds of being impeached.