Trump Jr. tweets email chain on Russia meeting: 'If it's what you say I love it'

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President Donald Trump's eldest son released an email chain Tuesday that shows him discussing plans to hear damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

President Donald Trump's eldest son released an email chain Tuesday that shows him discussing plans to hear damaging information on Hillary Clinton that were described as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."

The emails are the first documentary evidence that a top Trump associate took a meeting to hear damaging information about Clinton with the understanding that it was connected to a Russian government effort to help Trump in the 2016 election. Trump Jr., in addition to being the president's son, was deeply involved in his presidential campaign.

In a statement Tuesday, Trump's eldest son said he was posting the emails "in order to be totally transparent." The emails with music publicist Rob Goldstone show that Trump Jr. was told that the Russian government had information that could "incriminate" Clinton and her dealings with Russia.


The information, Goldstone wrote, "would be very useful to your father." Goldstone was seeking to set up a meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney that later took place at Trump Tower.

"If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer," Trump Jr. replied to Goldstone in one of a series of email exchanges the younger Trump posted to Twitter. The emails are dated early June.

Trump Jr. has acknowledged that he met shortly after that email exchange with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, during the presidential campaign with the understanding that the attorney would provide damaging information on Clinton.

Senator Diane Feinstein issued a statement saying: "What we know so far about the Donald Trump, Jr. emails is deeply disturbing. They appear to show direct coordination between the Trump campaign and possibly the Russian government itself. There are still many questions that must be answered. That's why I've urged Chairman Grassley to move quickly-this issue is squarely within the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee and I believe we need to have Donald Trump, Jr., and other individuals come before the committee, in open session, as soon as possible."

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