Trump Jr. Releases Emails Offering Information Damaging To Clinton Provided By 'Crown Prosecutor Of Russia'

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In an apparent effort to preempt the New York Times, President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., released on Twitter on Tuesday the chain of damming emails he received on June of 2016 in which music promoter Rob Goldstone offered "high level and sensitive information" from the Russian government about the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"To everyone, in order to be totally transparent, I am releasing the entire email chain of my emails with Rob Goldstone about the meeting on June 9, 2016," Trump Jr. explained in a statement posted to Twitter.

The emails show that Trump Jr. had knowingly accepted an offer of information from the Russian government that would incriminate Hillary Clinton and harm her campaign efforts. In the first email that Trump Jr. received on June 3, 2016, Goldstone informed Trump Jr. that the "crown prosecutor of Russia" (there is no official position as the "crown prosecutor of Russia") was offering to "provide the Trump campaign with official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father."

The June 3, 2016, email also informed Trump Jr. that the information was "high level and sensitive information" and that it was part of the Russian government's efforts to support the candidacy of his father, Donald Trump.

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr Trump."

Trump Jr.'s reply to the email, about a quarter of an hour after he received it, was an enthusiastic "I love it."

"If it's what you say, I love it, especially later in the summer."

Trump Jr. appeared to have forwarded the email chain to Paul Manafort, who was then Trump's campaign chairman, according to the Guardian. He also appeared to have forwarded it to Jared Kushner, his brother-in-law who was later appointed as special adviser to President Donald Trump. The email chain was forwarded to Kushner and Manafort before the meeting with Veselnitskaya that took place on June 9, 2016, at Trump Tower in New York.

Trump Jr. continues to insist that he did no wrong.

"Media and Dems are extremely invested in the Russia story. If this nonsense meeting is all they have after a year, I understand the desperation!"

The latest revelation comes after the U.S. Department of Justice appointed ex-FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate allegations that have dogged Trump and his campaign since he entered office that he and his aides colluded with Russian agents working to sabotage Hillary Clinton's campaign.

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees are also investigating Trump Campaign's alleged collusion with Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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