Shane Savitsky Jul 11
Trump Jr. email on potential Russian Hillary info: "I love it"
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted his full email chain with Rob Goldstone that led to his meeting with a Kremlin-linked attorney last June at Trump Tower in an attempt to procure damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The big stuff:
- From Goldstone's initial email: "The Crown prosecutor of Russia…offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia…This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump...I can also send this info to your father via Rhona, but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first."
- Trump Jr.'s response: "…if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer."
- Why he tweeted this: The New York Times had obtained the email chain — and asked Trump Jr. for comment before publishing this story — causing him to tweet the emails himself.