Russiagate: Congress Sets Its Sights On Trump's Longtime Secretary Rhona Graff

After almost a year of intense investigations and entertaining Congressional hearings, the most damning piece of evidence the Left has uncovered in its 'Russigate Probe' is an email exchange between Donald Trump Jr. and a British publicist which resulted in a meeting that basically turned out to be a hoax to promote a Russian political propaganda movie.

So, what do you do when you desire a specific outcome in an investigation but the facts just don't support it?  Well, you cast a wider net and just keep digging, of course. 

Just yesterday we noted that Special Counsel Mueller is apparently going after Paul Manafort's son-in-law (see: Mueller Goes After Manafort's Family; Sought Cooperation From Son-In-Law Jeffrey Yohai) and today we learn that Congress is ready to go after Trump's longtime secretary, Rhonna Graff.  Here's more from ABC:

Congressional investigators want to question President Donald Trump’s longtime personal secretary as part of their ongoing probe into a controversial meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, ABC News has learned.


Rhona Graff, a senior vice president at the Trump Organization who has worked at Trump Tower for nearly 30 years, has acted as a gatekeeper to Trump. She remains a point of contact for the sprawling universe of Trump associates, politicians, reporters and others seeking Trump's time and attention, even now that he's in the White House.


Graff's position in Trump's orbit recently gained attention after Donald Trump Jr. released a June 2016 email exchange with British publicist Rob Goldstone leading up to the meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower.


“I can also send this info to your father via Rhona," Goldstone wrote Donald Jr. in the email, "but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first.”


Graff was not on the email chain and it's unclear if Goldstone ever made direct contact with her.


“Since her name is in the email, people will want her to answer questions,” said Rep. Peter King, R-New York, a member of the House Intelligence Committee who knows Graff. “If you go into Trump Tower, you’re going to mention her name.”



Attorney Alan Futerfas, who serves as outside counsel representing the Trump Organization and its employees, says Graff has not yet been contacted by congressional investigators but we suspect it's only a matter of time.  

"We have yet to receive such an inquiry but will, of course, continue to cooperate with any Committee seeking information,” Futerfas told ABC News when asked about the possibility of Graff being questioned or asked for records by investigators looking into the Russia matter.


Graff has not been accused of wrongdoing.

So, how long will this go on?  Well, if Adam Schiff has his way, the Congressional hearings will persist until (i) they finally find something or (ii) they've managed to interview everyone even remotely connected to Trump including the lawn maintenance folks at Mar-A-Lago.

"We’re going to want to hear from everyone connected to this," Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, the committee's top Democrat, said on July 11. "We’re also going to want to see, as referenced in that email, whether the president’s assistant received any communications from the Russians as well. That was another channel alluded to in those emails."


The Trump Tower meeting continues to be a focus in the three congressional investigations into Russian election interference.


“I think we should hear from every individual who is mentioned in the Don Jr. email chain to understand what was happening,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-California, a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

Can we just dispense with the formalities and run and ancestry report on Graff?  She looks a little Russian...


SWRichmond GUS100CORRINA Fri, 08/11/2017 - 15:52 Permalink

This is just like the behaviour of Antifa before the right began to resist.  They did whatever they wanted because no one was resisting.  As soon as serious resistance began, Antifa wasn't really to be heard from again.Trump: you need to pound the shit out of the dems.  There are so so many areas where this can be done.  Mercilessly, agrressively, relentlessly.  The best defense is a good offense.To Hell with North Korea.  Attack the dems now.

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jeff montanye defender1be Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:08 Permalink

i think that is a tad hasty but he should use the bully pulpit to publicize the growing body of computer scientific evidence that has been checked out by some fairly experienced people.  maybe ask what mueller thinks constitutes sedition.  act like they are the guilty party because they are.and anyone at all can agree that it is superfishy that the dnc never let the fbi or mueller's operation look at the primary evidence of russian hacking: the dnc data servers from which the emails were stolen.…’s-left-russiagate-–-are-we-down-1000-paid-trolls

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MoreFreedom onewayticket2 Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:33 Permalink

Actually they are losing a lot.  Because of Trump, they continue to expose themselves as liars because they are not supporting policies they claimed to support, like repeal of Obamacare, lower taxes and less spending.  Expect more RINOs to lose in the GOP primaries to unknowns, just like Cantor lost to Brat.  And expect more RINOs to resign because they see the writing on the wall.  

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Mike Masr RAT005 Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:30 Permalink

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If you attended a wedding at a Russian Orthodox Church here in the USA, conversed with a Russian at a dinner party, ate hors d'oeuvres off the same serving dish as a Russian, or were seated at the same table with a Russian you are suspected of being a Russian agent, an anti-American conspirator and a stooge of Vladimir Putin.  Unless of course you were in earshot of Adam Schiff, Lindsay Graham or John McTumor that can verify your status as a non-traitor.  

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Jim in MN CheapBastard Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:59 Permalink

I'm proud of Trump and increasingly relieved that 'we the people' in however haphazard and bizarre a fashion managed to pick such a seasoned gladiator to go forth and FUCK UP these Deep State creeps and their lowlife political hacks.Whoever tried it was going to get The Big Pile-On, regardless of whether it was Saint Bernie or whoever. Trump has a deep organization and support system and can take take their shit.  And return serve.Meanwhile all the stupid Dem pols with their "let's hear from every person on every email" are just hanging themselves. Sure, let's hear from them all.  All the Podesta emails.  All the Huma emails.  All of Her Fury's emails.Let's.

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The Wizard order66 Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:51 Permalink

I am glad they are digging into the Clinton/Bush cabal just as deep.The idiots couldn't make it more obvious they are out for a personal vendetta.It does appear more people are waking up.After GOP Sen. Susan Collins Betrays Party On Obamacare Repeal, Devastating Poll Shows Voters Likely Won’t Re-elect Her…

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Gods Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:20 Permalink

I still have no clue as to what they are after here. How did they bribe the voters? As a free human with rights we can speak to whoever the fuck we want to including Russians. If the Russians want to bring me suite cases of money to that my god given right to it

johnwburns Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:23 Permalink

I keep saying it, we're past politics and inside the inquisition. Why are they bothering to hassle these people, they're going to fabricate evidence at the end of the day anyway. All of these political blogs are just white noise to make it seem like 'democracy' is still a relevant term. 

Cautiously Pes… Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:24 Permalink

Man.... have we reached PEAK RESISTANCE yet??  I am suffering from 'we must resist' fatigue.  Ready to move on to the ground war phase with these whacky leftists and get this whole brouhaha settled.  

Ignorance is bliss Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:30 Permalink

What a farce. Mueller is supposed to investigate  whether Russia influenced the elections and the DNC server is  supposed to be the smoking gun. Why aren't they investigating the DNC? There was a lot of fraud associated with the nomination process. So we have a potentially fraudulent Democratic nomination and a supposed fraudulent Presidential election. I'm not sure how Russia could hack the entire electorate? So, why the focus and witch hunt on the Trump  administration. Why aren't they investigating the DNC server, the Seth rich murder, the Hillary nomination? This obvious miscarriage of justice is not going unnoticed by the public. 

sgorem Ignorance is bliss Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:52 Permalink

"So, why the focus and witch hunt on the Trump  administration."......because the fanatical Left, Deep State(?), Sore-O's, and of course the Black Caucas led by none other than their disgraced, incompetent, fucking kenyan. the clinton syndicate and the sordid world of the perverted pedophile community want to keep the duly elected President fighting off BULLSHIT from every direction. they want him to be distracted with everything EXCEPT his job. that is to safeguard the American people, turn this loser economy around, and drain the fucking swamp of both senile fucking demoncrats and repugnuts @ the minimum.......................

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Totally_Disill… Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:33 Permalink

No one has questioned where Obummer got $1.72Billion in cash to pay IranNo one has asked about the coincidence of Hillary visiting countries as Sec of State, Bubba getting  YUGE speaking fees and countires either granted contracts, approvals for purchase or other govt favorsNo one has asked about the CIA is developing terrorist militias throughout the Mideast, training, supplying and advising them in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya and now SyriaNo one questioned Obummer December 2016 Exec Order authorizing all intell to be disseminated across 17 intell agenciesNo one continues to ask about Benghazi and why/who is responsible for stand down order Yet, we read here Trump's secretary may be called infront of Congressional Comm to answer to the phony Russia collusion