Trump World, caught off guard by the damaging new reports about Donald Trump Jr., is now buzzing over a key question: Who’s trying to throw the president’s son under the bus?
The disclosure of details regarding Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer — including a full email thread released by Trump Jr. himself Tuesday morning — was spurred by “three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it,” according to the New York Times, which has published three explosive stories in recent days about the president’s oldest son’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Some in Trump’s orbit are now pointing fingers as they try to figure out who the three people are, and they continue to defend Trump Jr. and describe the latest Russia-related stories as “nothingburgers.”
“Who’s throwing whom under the bus? These are power moves that people are making,” said a source close to the administration, calling the tactics “Machiavellian.”