A celebrated actor and activist has taken to poetry to try and explain the precarious legal position Donald Trump Jr finds himself in.
George Takei, known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek series, wrote a powerful column – complete with poetry – to explain the latest revelations about the June 9th, 2016 meeting with Russians in Trump Tower.
“The latest ‘I can’t believe this actually happened’ bombshell concerns, of course, not Trump himself but his namesake, Donald, Jr., whose emails confirming Russian support for his father and meddling in the election present such low hanging evidentiary fruit that even Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions III could pick them,” Takei wrote, needling Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“Importantly, Junior also had copied then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner on his response, indicating that the campaign’s senior staff were willing to accept damaging information on the Democratic opponent from a foreign hostile state. Their subsequent attendance of the meeting confirmed this,” Takei concluded. “This email string thus comprises the first direct evidence of coordination between the campaign and the Russians, but unlikely the last.”
Trump, Jr.’s legal jeopardy is also exposing his father.
“It is arguably a federal offense to obtain anything of value from a foreign agent during the course of a national election,” Takei noted. “If that information was then passed to Trump Senior, which the timing of his draft speech indicates, then there’s strong evidence that Senior was also in the know.”
The actor couldn’t help reminding readers of the 2016 campaign when Donald Trump was fixated upon Hillary Clinton’s emails.
“And what poetic irony it would be if Trump’s downfall resulted from emails,” Takei concluded.
Here’s a look at Takei’s poem:
Lest there be any confusion
Don Jr. has dispelled the illusion
His emails revealed
What they thought was concealed
Now he’s gonna do time for collusion