Abramson connects the dots: collusion is certain, and Trump knew.

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Amid all the buzz around the latest revelations it’s hard to keep track of the players without a scorecard. And once again, the guy with his head in the game is law professor Seth Abramson, in another of his incredible tweetstorms, pulling threads from all over to weave a coherent picture. And what an incredible story it is. (And if you stop reading before tweet #37, you stopped too soon.)

(1) Don Jr. was there. He first lied and said there was no meeting, then he said there was and lied about its content, then he "came clean."

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(3) He now says that he was told this unknown person had anti-HRC intel. When she arrived, he says, she had nothing and changed the subject.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(5) Instead of ending the meeting then, Don Jr. let this Russian attorney go on for nearly 30 minutes talking about U.S.-Russian sanctions.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(7) Putin's enraged by the Act; he wants Trump to end it. (That won't happen because the affected individuals are human rights abusers too.)

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(9) This is a good time to note that this attorney—Natalia Veselnitskaya—is an *agent of the Kremlin*. She represents government interests.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(11) Despite not knowing who they were meeting—allegedly—both Kushner and Manafort showed up to this meeting with an agent of the Kremlin.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(13) Kushner had spoken with Sergey Kislyak by phone in April. Manafort had spoken in person with Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel that month.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(15) Manafort at this point was just *weeks* away from lying on TV about whether he met with Russians at the RNC to change the GOP platform.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(17) Soon after the June 9 meeting with a Russian agent at Trump Tower Manafort met twice with an ex-Russian solder. He did not disclose it.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(19) Despite this, Don Jr. says he never told Kushner and Manafort they would be meeting with a Russian and they never pressed him for info.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(21) This is a good time to note neither Don Jr., Kushner, nor Manafort would ever breathe a word of this meeting to anyone for over a year.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(23) Moreover, we know from Politico that Trump was "hunkered with his advisers," including Manafort and Kushner, discussing anti-HRC intel.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(25) At some point during the day, Don Jr., Manafort, and Kushner excused themselves from their dad's/boss's company to meet with a Russian.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(27) This despite the fact they were related to and/or working for Trump, in his house, discussing the same topic as their upcoming meeting.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(29) So according to Don Jr., they heard out this Russian agent (who'd set the meeting under false pretenses, grr!) for around a half hour.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(31) And we now know what the Trumps, Kushner, and Manafort spent the rest of the day doing: writing a major speech about… anti-HRC intel.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(33) So Trump instead gave—on June 22—the "anti-HRC" speech that he, Don Jr., Kushner, and Manafort had prepared at Trump Tower on June 9 .

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(35) In America we say "blackmail." But what Trump wrote while a Russian agent with anti-HRC intel was in Trump Tower said "blackmail file."

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(37) Wait! There's more. Remember the fifth meeting participant whose name Jr. initially refused to reveal? We now know it's Rob Goldstone.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(39) The week Goldstone was hanging out with Trump Sr. and Don Jr. in Moscow is the week Steele's dossier says Putin got kompromat on Trump.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(41) According to numerous media outlets, Trump Sr.'s and Goldstone's good friend Aras Agalarov is a close associate of… Vladimir Putin.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(43) This leads to an inevitable—and reasonable—speculation Agalarov is the one who asked Goldstone to set up the meeting for Veselnitskaya.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(45) Trump's *friendship* with the men who set up the meeting—Goldstone and Agalarov—makes it unthinkable Don Jr. hid the meeting from him.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(47) That means if now-President Trump was really at the June 9 meeting—or on speaker-phone during it—he also committed "close to treason."

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(49) Social media data from Goldstone confirms the Trump Tower meeting was in the afternoon on June 9, when Trump Sr. was in the building.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(CONCLUSION) This meeting—whether Trump attended or knew of it or not—is HARD EVIDENCE of Team Trump-Russia COLLUSION at the highest levels.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(CONCLUSION3) Today is a turning point in the Russia probe: we will no longer ask "WAS there collusion?" but "How MUCH collusion WAS there?"

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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(CONCLUSION5) If THIS is what we're learning NOW, it's impossible to see Trump still being POTUS in 24 months—EVEN with a GOP Congress. /end

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017

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The drip, drip, drip is now knee-high, with no sign of letting up.

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