Donald Trump Jr. posts emails he thought were from Russian official with dirt on Hillary Clinton

BY LINDA MACK | PUBLISHED: 07-13-2017

Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government.

Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government of new information that would bring down Hillary Clinton. The email release, which Trump Jr. reportedly did to pre-empt a breaking news story of the incident by the New York Times, raised questions from reporters and Democratic lawmakers over whether the Trump scion broke any campaign laws and why he had not reported the email offer to authorities.
Trump Jr. got an email on June 3, 2016, whose sender claimed that he was "the crown prosecutor of Russia" and that he had documents that "would "incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to her father." The sender offered to share the information with the Trump campaign and added: "This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."
The email was actually a fake sent by music promoter Rob Goldstone, who told the Associated Press on Monday that he set up the meeting on behalf of a Russian pop star, Emin Agalarov, whose father is a Moscow-based developer who wanted to partner with Trump on a hotel project. But Trump Jr. took the bait and accepted the offer. He arranged to meet a "Russian lawyer" at Trump Tower and invited Jared Kushner and campaign manager Paul Manafort along.
Journalists grilled White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over this meeting and the extent to which Trump Jr. and Trump campaign officials knowingly plotted to collude with the Russian government. Sanders refused to respond and told them to redirect all questions to the White House's attorney

 

 

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Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 19, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 19, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government.
Wilson Soto - Sep 19, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government.
Dan Taylor - Sep 19, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 18, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government.
Joseph Scalise - Sep 18, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government.
Joyce Clark - Sep 16, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government.