President Donald Trump’s eldest son agreed last year to meet a woman who was told she was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about her Democratic rival to the White House, Hillary Clinton as part of official support Of Moscow by his father, according to emails published Tuesday.
E-mails published by Donald Trump Jr. are the most concrete proof that those responsible for the Trump campaign welcomed Russian aid to win the election, a subject that has thrown a cloud over Trump’s presidency and awakened the Investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and Congress.
The messages show that the smaller Trump was open to the possibility of a “very high and sensitive information” of a Russian lawyer that a qualified intermediary “leaves Russia and government support for M. Trump” before a meeting Of June 9, 2016.
“If that’s what you say, I love it,” Trump Jr said. He has posted messages on Twitter after the New York Times said he intended to write about them and sought his comments. (Bit.ly/2uapeCK and bit.ly/2ua9hwg)
In an interview with Fox News, Trump Jr. said that Trump’s campaign chief at the time, Paul Manafort and his son Jared Kushner, now a White House adviser, also attended the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya who denies having Links with the Kremlin.
He said Veselnitskaya provided no damaging information on Clinton at the meeting and instead has tried to discuss Russian sanctions.
“In hindsight, I would probably have done things differently,” he said. “For me, it was a quest for opposition.”
However, the correspondence between him and Rob Goldstone, a publicist who organized the meeting could provide fodder for US researchers trying to establish whether the Trump campaign was collusive with the Kremlin.
“The Crown Prosecutor of Russia … has offered to provide the Trump campaign documents and information to incriminate Hillary and her relations with Russia and would be very helpful to her official father,” said Goldstone Trump Jr. June 3, Russia Has “Crown attorney” – the title is equivalent to the Attorney General.
US intelligence agencies have come to the conclusion that Moscow tried to help Trump win the election, in part by spreading private emails from Democratic Party officials.
“The conversation will be asked whether President Trump was personally involved or not, but the issue of the country’s involvement now appears,” said Cornell Law School professor Jens David Ohlin during an interview.
Moscow has denied any interference, and Trump said his campaign was not collusion with Russia.
Trump Jr. said that his father had not said the meeting. He said it could have been that he had contact with other Russians.
“Probably known to other people from Russia, but certainly not in the context of the actual formal meetings or anything,” he said on Fox News.
The news marked the financial markets, investors fear a new distraction from the administration’s economic agenda.
Stocks and the dollar fell, while US Treasuries gained ground. Shares have recovered most of their losses after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to keep lawmakers in Washington more than expected to advance a bill for health reform.