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Trump Jr. reveals email chain leading up to Russian attorney meeting




Donald Trump, Jr. speaking with supporters of his father, Donald Trump, at a campaign rally at the Sun Devil Fitness Center at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Donald Trump, Jr. speaking with supporters of his father, Donald Trump, at a campaign rally at the Sun Devil Fitness Center at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
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Donald Trump Jr. revealed Tuesday his full email chain with publicist Rob Goldstone, regarding his meeting with a Russian government attorney.

In the emails, President Trump’s son was told the Russian government had incriminating information on Hillary Clinton. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the Twitter post showing the emails was self-described act of transparency for Trump Jr.. He has denied any wrongdoing tied to the meeting with attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, which President Trump’s advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chair, Paul Manafort, also attended. Trump Jr. also claimed the meeting was not useful, but questions remain about his intentions in obtaining damaging information about Clinton from a foreign government.

While opposition research is common practice during political campaigns, the connection to Russia, a country which hasn’t been friendly to the U.S. in recent years, remains a subject of controversy for the Trump Administration. The emails now indicate that Russia was attempting to make contact with the Trump campaign since June, 2016. Larry speaks with political analysts to find out what this means for the ongoing investigation into the president’s connections with Russia.

Guests:

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies.; he is also a former senior Obama advisor in 2008 and tweets @RodStrategies

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush