The New York Times reports on the email to Trump Jr., which has now been released by Trump Jr. himself in an effort to get ahead of the story, which he has already changed his story on multiple times.
“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” — A TRUMP BUSINESS ASSOCIATE
“If it’s what you say I love it” — DONALD TRUMP JR.
The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The documents “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” read the email, written by a trusted intermediary, who added, “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
If the future president’s elder son was surprised or disturbed by the provenance of the promised material — or the notion that it was part of an ongoing effort by the Russian government to aid his father’s campaign — he gave no indication.
He replied within minutes: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”
Here is Don Jr.’s full email chain:
Here's my statement and the full email chain pic.twitter.com/x050r5n5LQ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017
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