In what’s surely a pre-emptive strike against the New York Times bombshell report, Donald Trump, Jr. has released printouts of an email chain leading to his Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer.
To everyone, in order to be totally transparent, I am releasing the entire email chain of my emails with Rob Goldstone about the meeting on June 9, 2016. The first email on June 3, 2016 was from Rob, who was related a request from Emin, a person I knew from the 2013 Ms. Universe Pageant near Moscow. Emin and his father have a very highly respected company in Moscow. The information they suggested they had about Hillary Clinton I thought was Political Opposition Research. I first wanted to just have a phone call but when that didn’t work out, they said the woman would be in New York and asked if I would meet. I decided to take the meeting. The woman, as she has said publicly, was not a government official. And, as we have said, she had no information to provide and wanted to talk about adoption policy and the Magnitsky Act. To put this into context, this occurred before the current Russian fever was in vogue. As Rob Goldstone said just today in the press, the entire meting was “the most inane nonsense I ever heard. And I was actually agitated by it.”
Here are the scanned pages.