Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Email Chain Gang

Do the emails really tell the tale?
The meeting took place on June 9, 2016. In addition to Trump Jr., Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, attended. Trump Jr. forwarded the email chain to both Manafort and Kushner before the meeting.

Trump Jr. has said that the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, did not have the promised opposition research and instead arranged the meeting to press for changes on a U.S. policy that restricts adoptions of Russian children.

But the emails reveal new details about how the meeting at Trump Tower in New York came to be and show that Trump Jr. appeared eager to receive damaging information on Clinton obtained by the Russian government.

The messages are likely to come under scrutiny from federal and congressional investigators probing Russia’s 2016 election interference and whether any Trump associates colluded with the effort.
Opposition research? Clearly nobody's ever done that before...

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