Donald Trump Jr releases full email chain in his "defence" over meeting with Russians

Donald Trump Jr releases full email chain in his "defence" over meeting with Russians

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Like father like son: Trump Jr used Twitter to "defend" himself
Photo: Reuters

President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, tweeted an email chain on Tuesday that shows he had been in contact with a Russian lawyer on the understanding that she had damning information on Hillary Clinton. He, his brother-in-law Jared Kushner (who was named Senior Advisor to the President) and Trump’s campaign manager at the time, Paul Manafort, all attended a meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya in June last year.

Here are the emails:

 

It's not clear whether he has broken any laws, (experts weighed in here) but at the very least it's clear he lied about what happened.

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