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Donald Trump Jr’s emails are the smoking gun

7/12/2017

Donald Trump Jr. today released emails proving his desire to receive damaging information on Hillary Clinton from sources inside the Russian government.  It is against Federal Election Law for candidates or their campaign representatives to get something of value from a foreign national.  The Jr. Trump released the emails shortly being notified by the New York Times that they were about to release them.

Since long before the election, the Trump campaign, including Donald Trump Jr., have vehemently denied any connection to Russia.  The release of Donald Jr.’s emails today clearly show that Donald Jr. was contacted by Russians, who said that the Russian government had damaging information on Hillary.  Donald Jr. then set a meeting with the Russian at Trump Tower, and responded “I love it”.

Legal experts, including former prosecutor and now US Representative Ted Lieu of California stated “Donald Trump Jr. clearly violated the Federal Election Campaign Act by conspiring to solicit something of value from a foreign national,” “And as a former prosecutor, I can tell you that conspiracy is very easy to prove. You just have to show he took an act in furtherance of the crime and in this case not only did he write an email back saying ‘I love it,’ getting the dirt on Hillary Clinton he also set up a meeting and showed up at the meeting. That more than completes the crime of conspiracy.”

While Donald Jr. clearly violated the law in the eyes of some legal experts, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort may not be far behind.  Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort both accompanied Donald Jr. to Trump Tower for the meeting after receiving the email chain with the subject “FW – Russia – Clinton – private and confidential”. They also received the entire email chain which described the claim of Russian government involvement. While they have not revealed what they knew, it would be a stretch to assume that either one blindly took the time to attend a meeting without knowing what it was about, or who it was with.  This begs the question: If Donald Jr. and/or Jared Kushner are indicted and charge with federal crimes, will the President pardon them?

Below is an except from an interview with Donald Trump Jr. AFTER he had the meeting with the Russians.  In the interview, he reacts to DNC claims that the Russians have been involved in the election.  Donald Trump Jr’s. states that the Democrats make “lie after lie” and that the accusations are “disgusting”,”phony”, and “outrageous”.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. released copies of his emails with Rob Goldstone, a music publicist and acquaintance of Trump Jr., arranging a meeting with a “Russian attorney” to discuss potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Below is a transcript of those emails, arranged in chronological order:


On June 3, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Rob Goldstone wrote:

Good morning

Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting.

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—helped along by Aras and Emin.

What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?

I can also send this info to your father via Rhona, but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first.
BestRob Goldstone


On June 3, 2016 at 10:53 AM, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:

Thanks Rob I appreciate that. I am on the road at the moment but perhaps I just speak to Emin first. Seems we have some time and if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer. Could we do a call first thing next week when I am back?

Best,

Don


Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 at 12:40 PM

To: Donald Trump Jr.

Subject: Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential

Hi Don

Let me know when you are free to talk with Emin by phone about this Hillary info — you had mentioned early this week so wanted to try to schedule a time and day Best to you and family Rob Goldstone


On June 6, 2016 at 15:03, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:

Rob could we speak now?

d


From: Rob Goldstone

Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 3:37 PM

To: Donald Trump Jr.

Subject: Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential

Let me track him down in Moscow

What number he could call?


On June 6, 2016 15:38, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:

My cell thanks

d


On June 6, 2016 at 3:43 p.m., Rob Goldstone wrote:

Ok he’s on stage in Moscow but should be off within 20 Minutes so I am sure can call Rob


On Jun 6, 2016, at 16:38, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:

Rob thanks for the help.

D


On Jun 7, 2016, at 4:20 PM, Rob Goldstone wrote:

Don

Hope all is well

Emin asked that I schedule a meeting with you and The Russian government attorney who is flying over from Moscow for this Thursday.

I assume it would be at your office.Best

Rob Goldstone


On Jun 7, 2016, at 5:16 PM, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:

How about 3 at our offices? Thanks rob appreciate you helping set it up.

D


On June 7, 2016, at 5:19PM, Rob Goldstone wrote:

Perfect… I won’t sit in on the meeting, but will bring them at 3 pm and introduce you etc.

I will send the names of the two people meeting with you for security when I have them later today.

best

Rob


On Jun 7, 2016, at 18:14, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:

Great. It will likely be Paul Manafort (campaign boss) my brother in law and me. 725 Fifth Ave 25th floor.


Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 10:34 AM

To: Donald Trump Jr.

Subject: Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential

Good morning,

Would it be possible to move tomorrow meeting to 4pm as the Russian attorney is in court until 3 i was just informed.

Best

Rob


On June 8, 2016, at 11:15, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:

Yes Rob I could do that unless they wanted to do 3 today instead … just let me know and ill lock it in either way.

d


From: Rob Goldstone

Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 11:18 AM

To: Donald Trump Jr.

Subject: Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential

They can’t do today as she hasn’t landed yet from Moscow 4pm is great tomorrow.

Best

Rob


From: Donald Trump Jr.

Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 12:03PM

To: Jared Kushner; Paul Manafort

Subject: FW: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential

Meeting got moved to 4 tomorrow at my offices.

Best,

Don

 

 

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