In an effort to be transparent, Donald Trump Jr. released a chain of emails to Twitter today revealing the exchange he had with Rob Goldstone, a British music publicist who was once a tabloid journalist, Emin Agalarov, a client of Goldstone’s and a well-known Russian pop star in Eastern Europe, and a meeting that lead to Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower last June.
Goldstone, who organized the meeting, was relating a message on behalf of Agalarov who claimed he had “incriminating” and highly damaging information about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton that was “very high level” in which Trump Jr. replied to the email almost immediately: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”
The emails, which sent the media into a frenzy on Tuesday, reveals the exchange between Trump Jr. and a trusted intermediary leading up to a disappointing meeting between Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya on June 9, 2016.
Prior to the meeting, Veselnitskaya promised Trump Jr. dirt on Hillary Clinton. However, as Trump Jr. stated on Twitter, it quickly turned into a discussion about the Magnitksy Act, a law prohibiting Americans from adopting Russian children that passed in 2012 to punish Russian officials for the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison.
The New York Times originally reported the story over the weekend and the tweet by Trump Jr. confirmed their report.
This morning on “Pat & Stu,” the guys discussed Trump Jr’s response and allegations of collusion between Russians and the Trump administration. Tump Jr. classified his intent as "Political Opposition Research" in his statement on Twitter Tuesday.