- Donald Trump Jr. releases a chain of emails.
- Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, identified in the emails only as a "Russian government attorney," has denied she had Kremlin connections.
- Trump Jr. says he released them "to be totally transparent."
Donald Trump Jr. says he released four pages of emails that led to his meeting with a Russian lawyer "to be totally transparent."
An email from intermediary Rob Goldstone offered "high level and sensitive information" that would incriminate Hillary Clinton as part of "Russia and its government's support" for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Here's the email thread, whose subject line was "Russia - Clinton - private and confidential."
On June 3, 2016, at 10:36 AM, Rob Goldstone wrote:
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 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.
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?
On June 6, 2016, at 12:40 PM, Rob Goldstone wrote:
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 3:03 PM, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
Rob could we speak now?
On June 6, 2016, at 3:37 PM, Rob Goldstone wrote:
Let me track him down in Moscow
What number he could call?
On June 6, 2016, at 3:38 PM, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
My cell [redacted] thanks
On June 6, 2016, at 3:43 PM, 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 June 6, 2016, at 4:38 PM, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
Rob thanks for the help
On June 7, 2016, at 4:20 PM, Rob Goldstone wrote:
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 believe you are aware of the meeting - and so wondered if 3pm or later on Thursday works for you?
I assume it would be at your office.
On June 7, 2016, at 5:16 PM, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
How about 3 at our offices? Thanks rob appreciate you helping set it up.
On June 7, 2016, at 5:19 PM, Rob Goldstone wrote:
Perfect...I won't sit in on the meeting, but will bring them at 3pm and introduce you etc.
I will send the names of the two people meeting with you for security when I have them later today.
On June 7, 2016, at 6:14 PM, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
Great. It will likely be Paul Manafort (campaign boss) my brother in law and me. 725 Fifth Ave 25th floor.
On June 8, 2016, at 10:34 AM, Rob Goldstone wrote:
Would it be possible to move tomorrow meeting to 4pm as the Russian attorney is in court until 3 i was just informed.
On June 8, 2016, at 11:15 AM, 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.
On June 8, 2016, at 11:18 AM, Rob Goldstone wrote:
They can't do today as she's hasn't landed yet from Moscow 4pm is great tomorrow.
On June 8, 2016, at 12:03 PM, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
Meeting got moved to 4 tomorrow at my offices.