Donald Trump’s son releases emails showing Russian aid to provide ‘damaging information’ on Hillary Clinton

This is the first documentary evidence that a top associate from the Trump campaign took a meeting to hear damning information about Clinton knowing that it was connected to a Russian government effort to help Trump in the last year's Presidential election.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 11, 2017 9:47 pm
 Donald Trump, Donald Trump's son, email chain, russian interference in US election, email hack, Russian aid, Trump's son, us election emails, world news, indian express Donald Trump Jr. (Reuters Photo)

President Donald Trump’s eldest son on Tuesday unveiled an email chain that proved that he had discussed plans to hear damaging information on democratic rival Hillary Clinton, which were described as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” This is the first documentary evidence that a top associate from the Trump campaign took a meeting to hear damning information about Clinton knowing that it was connected to a Russian government effort to help Trump in the last year’s Presidential election. Trump Jr. was actively involved in his father’s presidential campaign.

Releasing a statement, Trump’s eldest son stated he was posting the emails “in order to be totally transparent”. The emails exchanged with music publicist Rob Goldstone suggest that Trump Jr was informed that the Russian government had information that could “incriminate” Clinton and her dealings with Russia. As per the emails, Goldstone said the information “would be very useful to your father.” He also sought a meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney that later took place at Trump Tower.

Trump Jr. also admitted that he met shortly after that email exchange with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign with the understanding that the attorney would provide damaging information on Clinton.

With AP inputs

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App

  1. M
    MP Singh
    Jul 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm
    I think election laws in every country forbid contacts by candidates with foreign countries with the intent of harming the contending candidate in the elections. Trump and family had refused such contacts earlier now they accept. What does it mean and what complications can it have? In India in such a situation, the whole election can be countermanded. But no election process is fair and legitimate in any other country as we have in India. In US nothing may happen.
    Reply
  2. H
    Hindu
    Jul 11, 2017 at 9:46 pm
    Muslims will become extinct in india soon . How ? Technically the supreme court may declare that all indians are Hindus . Can anyone do anything about that , no ? Why ? because Hinduism is not a similar religion as islam or christianity . So supreme court may first declare india as hindustan and then all indian as Hindus . Just like all citizens of afghanistan are afghans . NO one can do anything if supreme court says so . That will be the first step . The next step will be the arabs , devoid of oil will stop sending money to madrasas and masjids . So these will be turned to schools and hospitals . It will be stamped in their pasport that they are hindus from hindustan . So just relax. After all the level of violence and maara-maari will come down.
    Reply