An alarming report in the New York Times from Monday seems to have been proven true: Donald Trump, Jr. confirmed in email screenshots on Tuesday that he did meet with a Russian attorney in 2016 because the Russian government wanted to support the Trump campaign.
On Tuesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck walked through the whirlwind timeline of the story breaking, the report being analyzed and the email described in the story being tweeted by Donald Trump, Jr.’s verified Twitter account.
“This is, I believe, worse than what I thought,” Glenn said.
In the email, publicist Rob Goldstone promised to connect the Trumps with a Russian attorney specifically because the Russian government wanted to influence the 2016 election, saying, “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump."
Glenn expressed his shock that concrete evidence seems to point to collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia’s interference with the 2016 election. Russian hackers infiltrated emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in efforts to swing the election toward Trump.
“I think a lot of things about the Trumps – no way were they involved in collusion,” Glenn said incredulously.
He pointed out that the timing was right for the meeting with Russia to take place in June 2016, just a few weeks before Wikileaks released leaked emails from the DNC servers and from Podesta’s email account.
“This is still three weeks before Wikileaks breaks, and Donald Trump acts surprised,” Glenn noted. “We all knew at the time: Wikileaks got their information from the Kremlin.”