Donald Trump Jr. releases emails that led to meeting with Russian lawyer
Donald Trump Jr. released a chain of emails Tuesday that said he was offered "high level and sensitive information" that would incriminate Hillary Clinton” as part of the Russian government's support for his father's presidential campaign. "If it's what you say I love it," Trump said in part of his response to the offer that led to his meeting with the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016. She has since denied ties connections with the Kremlin.
The email exchange was with Rob Goldstone, a British music publicist who worked with a Russian musician who has ties to the elder Donald Trump. In a statement accompanying the emails, Trump Jr. said he released them "in order to be totally transparent."
The White House's rejoinder: “If you are looking for an example of a campaign coordinating with foreign country or a foreign source, look no further than the Democratic National Committee which actually coordinated opposition research with the Ukrainian embassy. That is well deocumented,” said White House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Sander.