It sure looks like the Trump campaign was taking on all comers who offered goods and services to them regardless of what country they came from.
The New York Times reported today that Donald Trump Jr. met with a small group of people at Trump Tower in New York which included both an emissary for two Arab princes and an Israeli social media specialist, both of whom offered assistance to the Trump campaign three months before the 2016 presidential election.
Citing several people with knowledge of the encounters The Times identified the Gulf emissary as George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman who reportedly informed Trump Jr....
"that the crown princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president,"
Nader, who was stopped and questioned by FBI agents at Washington Dulles International Airport in January, is at this time fully cooperating with the special counsel Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign.
The newspaper additionally reported that the Israeli social media expert, Joel Zamel, offered his company assistance in helping the Trump campaign gain an advantage over Hillary Clinton. According to the Times, the company had by then put together...
"a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump,"
The meeting was organized by prominent Trump supporter Erik Prince the former CEO of the murderous private security firm Blackwater and brother of Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
That job for Betsy sure looks like a little quid pro quo there for Erik's hard work.
The report maintains that it is unclear whether a proposal was ever agreed to or acted upon.
What is clear is that Trump was ready to accept goods and services rendered by foreign actors for his campaign which has clearly been illegal since 1974 when the United States barred foreign nationals from giving money to political campaigns and it later barred them from donating to political parties.
In addition to that campaign financing laws also prohibit foreign nationals from coordinating with a campaign and from buying an ad that explicitly calls for the election or defeat of a candidate.
These meetings combined with the other Trump Tower get together between Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, and Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who offered them incriminating information about Hillary Clinton definitively puts to rest the idea that the Trump campaign didn't collude with... umm... EVERYONE WHO OFFERED.