Donald Trump Jr, barely an hour ago, just posted his email chain between himself and the Russian lawyer he met with last year, in an attempt to vindicate himself from any wrong doing. He may have just made the biggest mistake of his life, as the email chain clearly shows that he met with the Russian lawyer, based on the promise of receiving damaging information on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government. Trump Jr issued a statement before posting the email chain, that shows why he just made this huge mistake, which we will discuss below.
I’ve highlighted the most damaging part of the email in orange below. It reveals that the Russians had “incriminating” information on Hillary Clinton, and wanted to give it to President-elect Donald Trump to help him. I’ve transcribed the most important parts in text below, for easier reading. You can also see the actual post below, but if it doesn’t appear, it means that Trump Jr has deleted it.
Here is page 4 (which did not post due to space constraints). pic.twitter.com/z1Xi4nr2gq
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017
“The Crown Prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information, but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
Trump Jr issued a statement, giving his reasons for thinking it was okay to meet with the Russian lawyer. In it, he states that he thought that the information they had about Clinton was “Political Opposition Research.” But the email he posted clearly states that the Russians had “incriminating” information on Clinton based off “official” documents. The emails never suggest or mention anything about “research.”
People are reacting with sheer disbelief that Trump Jr could be this stupid.
It truly is unbelievable that someone who has hired legal counsel, would be so stupid as to publicly post emails that would certainly be used in a case against him, to social media. More will follow on this breaking story, so stay tuned.